Anonymous
1750

Gulf of Aden and Yemen

Arabian Gulph

DESCRIPTION: Uncommon anonymous mid-18th century British nautical chart labeled "Arabian Gulph". Includes the lower Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Coast of Yemen, and the island of Socotra. Includes parts of the Somalian coast. Copperplate engraved working chart on chain laid paper with no watermark.

Lack of a title, authors name, or date makes the source of the chart hard to place but the style, English wording, and lack of a longitude scale is consistent with British charts published ca. 1740 - 1770. The missing title information or any form of attribution is in itself unusual, as during the period when this map was produced, publishers were only too happy to "borrow" other's works to be sold under their own name.

Noted geographical features include Mocha and Aden in Yemen, Zea Hill, Birim Island (I. Babel-Mandel ), The Eight Islands, Cabo St. Anthony, Black Point, The Asses Ear, Doffar, Bird Island, Berbera ( Barbara ), Cape Guardafui ( Guardafoy ) , Somalia and part of the Gulf of Tadjoura and Djibouti. We have been unable to locate another example of this chart.

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CREATOR: Anonymous

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Yemen

BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Aden

CONDITION: Good.  Clean but slightly age toned. A few marginal tears end rough edges but the chart will displayed nicely when matted and framed.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 23 " x 17 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $375

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