Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764

Antique French Chart of the Persian Gulf Region

Carte du Golphe Persique

DESCRIPTION: Antique French maritime map of the Persian Gulf by the French cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703−72). Qatar 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),

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.

Plate 8, Tome 3.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1764

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Iran

BODY OF WATER: Persian Gulf

CONDITION: Very Good.  On heavy antique chain-laid paper with circular watermark. Wide margins.

COLORING: Wash and outline later handcolor.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 8 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $350

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