Carte des Principales Ports de Mer Bancs de sable &c: qui sont dans la Mer Rouge..
$1500 / ≈ €1304
Some cities existed along the western coast of the Arabian peninsula, where they served as entrepots for transcontinental trade between Europe and Asia. Mecca, founded by the Umayyad clan of the Quraysh tribe, was the most important of these Arabian cities.
With inset of the island and the Fort of Monbaca. Numerous place names, soundings and sand banks are shown round the island and the regions are defined in original body color.
From Mortier's Neptune François , one of the most spectacular cartographical works ever produced. According to Koeman: ...the most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam ... Its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of this kind. For the engraving and etching Mortier had recruited the most qualified artists. This magnificent work was intended more as a show piece than something to be used by pilots at sea.
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