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Map Western Asia. Asie occidentale

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  • Western Asia.

Other Title

  • Asie occidentale


  • This map of western Asia dating from 1809 is by Pierre M. Lapie (1779-1850). It covers the region between Novgorod and Arkhangelsk, Russia in the northwest and the mouth of the Indus River in the southeast. The southern coast of the Arabian (Persian) Gulf appears as an almost smooth gentle curve, broken only by the mouth of large river called Aftan (present-day Wadi al-Sahba, Saudi Arabia), level with the island of Bahrain. The peninsula and the name Qatar are not shown. The map has an elegant title cartouche in the form of a camel richly draped. Lapie was a colonel in the French army who became head of the topographical section in the Ministry of War. He was assisted by his son Alexandre Emile Lapie (flourished circa 1829--50), also a French military cartographer, who worked with his father over a period of many years. The map provides scales of distance in five different units: myriameters (10,000 meters), leagues, nautical leagues, Russian versts, and Turkish agachs or Persian parasangs. Paris is given as the prime meridian. The engraver was Jean Baptiste Marie Chamouin (born 1768) and the map was drawn by Giraldon Bovinet.


  • Chamouin, Jean Baptiste Marie, born 1768 Engraver.
  • Diot, Mrs. Colorist.
  • Giraldon-Bovinet, flourished 1821-1840 Contributor.
  • Lapie, M. (Pierre), 1779-1850 Cartographer.
  • Malte-Brun, Conrad, 1775-1826 Associated Name.
  • Prudhomme, active 18th century-19th century Printer.

Created / Published

  • Paris : François Buisson, 1809.


  • -  Afghanistan
  • -  Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • -  Kazakhstan
  • -  Pakistan
  • -  Turkmenistan
  • -  Cyprus
  • -  Russian Federation
  • -  Armenia
  • -  Azerbaijan
  • -  Bahrain
  • -  Georgia
  • -  Iraq
  • -  Israel
  • -  Jordan
  • -  Kuwait
  • -  Lebanon
  • -  Oman
  • -  Qatar
  • -  Saudi Arabia
  • -  Syrian Arab Republic
  • -  Turkey
  • -  United Arab Emirates
  • -  Yemen
  • -  1809
  • -  Arabian Gulf
  • -  Arabian Peninsula
  • -  Balkan Peninsula
  • -  Persian Gulf
  • -  Red Sea


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Published in Précis de la géographie universelle (Summary of universal geography) in 1810 by Conrad Malte-Brun."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map : hand colored ; 25.5 x 34.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
  • -  Content in French.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

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  • 2021668676

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Chicago citation style:

Chamouin, Jean Baptiste Marie, Born 1768 Engraver, Mrs. Colorist Diot, Flourished Contributor Giraldon-Bovinet, M Lapie, Conrad Malte-Brun, and Active 18Th Century-19Th Century Printer Prudhomme. Western Asia. Paris: François Buisson, 1809. Map.

APA citation style:

Chamouin, J. B. M., Diot, M. C., Giraldon-Bovinet, F. C., Lapie, M., Malte-Brun, C. & Prudhomme, A. 1. C. C. P. (1809) Western Asia. Paris: François Buisson. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Chamouin, Jean Baptiste Marie, Born 1768 Engraver, et al. Western Asia. Paris: François Buisson, 1809. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.