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Carte de la Coste D'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Persia. (Map of the Coast of Arabia, Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf)

 Digital Image
Collection number: AFTB12

Dates

  • Digitized: 1740

Creator

Rights Statement Note

Educational

Physical Description Note

Map of Arabian Peneisula, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf. Copperplate engraving, non-contemporary color. 9" x 10". This map is one of the first detailed maps made of the area. Cartographer:Jacques Nicolas Bellin. Bellin was a Hydrographer in the French D├ępot de La Marine where he was appointed the first 'Ingenieur hydrographe de La Marine'. He was also named Official Hydrographer of the French King and a member of the Royal Society in London. There is a decorative cartouche in the lower left and compass rose in the upper right along with Bellin's notations on how he located places by astronomical or other means.

Publisher Note

Publisher: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Contributor Note

Contributor: Andrew and Kathy Tatler-Burgess

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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