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881Coming Soon!DetailsDapper, Olfert (Olivier)1672
Antique engraved chart or map of the Caspian Sea
Dapper, Olfert (Olivier)
$250.00Dapper--Olfert-(Olivier)Antique-engraved-chart-or-map-of-the-Caspian-SeaInteresting antique chart of the <b>Caspian Sea</b>, considered by many to be the world's largest lake, located between Europe and Asia. This 340 year old copper-plate engraving by Olivier Dapper (d. 1690) is presented in the <b>style of a nautical chart </b>with numerous rhumb lines and a central compass rose at center. No soundings, aids-to-navigation or danger areas are identified, which is consistent with the intended use of the work to inform the general reader, and definitely not intended for navigation of the Caspian Sea. <br></br> This old map is filled with images of sailing ships and shows limited detail of the interior areas of the countries along the Caspian coast: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Azerbaijan. Text is in both Cyrillic and Dutch.
1055Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Antique French Chart of the Persian Gulf Region
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$350.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-French-Chart-of-the-Persian-Gulf-RegionAntique French maritime map of the <b>Persian Gulf</b> by the French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703−72). <b>Qatar</b> is shown as Catura. Cities on both the Arabian and Persian sides of the gulf are indicated, and the map shows a river emptying into the gulf at the port of Julfar (present-day Ra's al-Khaymah, United Arab Emirates). Key features include the islands of "Baharem" (Bahrain), "Ormus" (Hormuz), and "Kimishe" (Qeshm); and the city of Banderabashi (Bandar Abbas, Iran), <br></br> From Bellin's "Le Petit Atlas Maritime: Recueil de Cartes et de Plans des Quatre Parties du Monde" (Small maritime atlas: collection of maps and charts of the four parts of the world), in five volumes containing 581 maps in total. <br></br> Plate 8, Tome 3.