Middle East

  • Sebastian Münster:  [Babylon]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut view of the Tower of Babel. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , on the full page. The sheet was published 1574...

    [Babylon]
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11534

    Antique woodcut town view of Tower of Babel, Babylon, Iraq. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Francois de Belleforest:  La Ville de Aden / Aden Cite Chef du Royaume.

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A scarce and early woodcut view of the Port and City of Aden in the Gulf of Aden, Yemen. Decorated with many galleons. Ruled in brown ink. As a woodcut view, it is extremely fine cut. The view...

    La Ville de Aden / Aden Cite Chef du Royaume.
    1575 - Francois de Belleforest
    11365

    Antique woodcut map of Aden, Yemen, Arabian Peninsula. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

  • Braun & Hogenberg:  Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypti Maxima Urbs

    Cologne, circa 1580

    Attractive birdeye view of Cairo in Egypt with the Nile river, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. Beautiful original colour. German text on verso. From a German edition of "Civitates orbis...

    Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypti Maxima Urbs
    1580 - Braun & Hogenberg
    10146

    Old coloured town view of Giza, Cairo, Egypt. Printed in Cologne circa 1580.

  • Abraham Saur:  [Babylon]

    W. Richter, Frankfurt, 1608

    Rare woodcut view of the Tower of Babel, Babylon. From "Parvum Theatrum Urbium sive Urbium Praecipuarum totius orbis Brevis & Methodica Descriptio" by Adrianus Romanus printed 1608 in Frankfurt....

    [Babylon]
    1608 - Abraham Saur
    10780

    Antique woodcut town view of Tower of Babel, Babylon. Printed in Frankfurt by W. Richter in 1608.

  • John Speed:  The Turkish Empire. Newly Augmented by Iohn Speed. 1626

    George Humble, London, 1627

    Beautiful coloured 'carte-à-figure' of the Turkish Empire by John Speed. One of the most decorative maps of Ottoman Empire issued in the 17th Century. The first map of the region published in...

    The Turkish Empire. Newly Augmented by Iohn Speed. 1626
    1627 - John Speed
    10891

    Coloured map of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish. Printed in London by George Humble in 1627.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Persici vel Sophorum Regni typus

    Amsterdam, 1628

    Hand coloured copper engraved map of Persia by G. Mercator. With two beautiful coloured cartouche. Covering the area of today Iran with the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. From a 1628 edition of...

    Persici vel Sophorum Regni typus
    1628 - Gerard Mercator
    10857

    Coloured map of the Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea, Iran. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1628.

  • Robert Dudley:  Carta particolare che comincia con il capo Dofar in Arabia è finisce con il capo Cintapora nell...

    Robert Dudley, Florence, 1646

    Very rare nautical chart of the Arabian Sea from R. Dudley's Dell'Arcano del MareFirst edition of the striking sea chart of the Arabian Sea by Sir Robert Dudley from his Dell'Arcano del...

    Carta particolare che comincia con il capo Dofar in Arabia è finisce con...
    1646 - Robert Dudley
    11305

    Sea chart of the Arabian Sea. Printed in Florence by Robert Dudley in 1646.

  • Johannes Janssonius:  Persia Sive Sophorum Regnum

    Janssonius, Amsterdam, circa 1650

    Interesting hand coloured copper engraved map of Persia by J. Janssonius. With one beautiful coloured cartouche and a sailing ship. Covering parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. From "Atlas...

    Persia Sive Sophorum Regnum
    1650 - Johannes Janssonius
    10614

    Coloured map of Iraq, Iran. Printed in Amsterdam by Janssonius circa 1650.

  • Anonymous:  Die Gelegenheit des Paradeis und des Landes Canaan, sambt den erst Bewohnten Länderen der...

    Johann Detleffsen, Minden, 1716

    Very rare anonymous map of the Middle East. Showing the Eastern Mediterranean with Cyprus up to today Iraq / Iran in the East. Some cities with details small views e.g. Babylon with the Tower of...

    Die Gelegenheit des Paradeis und des Landes Canaan, sambt den erst...
    1716 - Anonymous
    10507

    Antique map of Iran, Iraq, Cyprus, Mediterranean. Printed in Minden by Johann Detleffsen in 1716.

  • Christoph Weigel:  Portae Ottomanicae regna & aditiones per Europam, Asiam & Africam

    Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718

    Antique map of the Ottoman Empire by Christoph Weigel. Shows the eastern Mediterranean with Greece and Turkey, the Arabian Peninsula, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Decorated with a beautiful...

    Portae Ottomanicae regna & aditiones per Europam, Asiam & Africam
    1718 - Christoph Weigel
    12031

    Old coloured map of the Ottoman Empire. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Imperii Persici In Omnes Suas Provincias

    Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Hand coloured copper engraving by J.B. Homann, showing Persia between Astrakhan, Kabul, Arabic Sea and Cyprus.

    Imperii Persici In Omnes Suas Provincias
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    10011

    Old coloured map of Persia. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann circa 1720.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Imperium Turcicum in Europa, Asia et Africa Regiones Proprias, Tributarias, Clientelares ...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Beautiful old coloured map of the Turkish Empire by Johann Baptist Homann. Very decorative map of the Ottoman Empire issued during the first half of the 18th Century. Shows the eastern...

    Imperium Turcicum in Europa, Asia et Africa Regiones Proprias,...
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11708

    Old coloured map of the Ottoman Empire. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Imperii Persici in Omnes suas Provincias

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Beautiful old coloured map of the Persian Empire by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows Iran, Iraq, Syria, the Persian Gulf, the Caspian Sea as well as parts of the eastern Mediterranean with Cyprus and...

    Imperii Persici in Omnes suas Provincias
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11709

    Old coloured map of Persia / Iran / Iraq / Syria / Persian Gulf. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Geographica Nova.. Mare Caspium altera Kamtzadaliam seu Terram Jedso curiose exhibet... / Das...

    J.B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1730

    Two maps on one sheet in beautiful original old colours. On the right a fascinating mapping of Kamchatka with the Kurils and Hokkaido in the north of Japan. Based a Russian expeditions sent by...

    Geographica Nova.. Mare Caspium altera Kamtzadaliam seu Terram Jedso...
    1730 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11483

    Old coloured map of the Caspian Sea. Printed in Nuremberg by J.B. Homann circa 1730.

  • Guillaume de l'Isle:  Carte de la Turquie de l'Arabie et de la Perse / Tabula Nova Imperii Turcarum, Arabum et Persarum

    Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730

    Old coloured map of the Turkish Empire, Arabia and Persia after Guillaume de l'Isle. This is the Covens & Mortier edition of the detailed map by G. de l'Isle. With the eastern Mediterranean, the...

    Carte de la Turquie de l'Arabie et de la Perse / Tabula Nova Imperii...
    1730 - Guillaume de l'Isle
    12452

    Old coloured map of the Middle East. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

  • Edward Wells:  A New Map of The Eastern Parts of Asia Minor ...

    E. Wells, London, circa 1738

    Decorative coloured map of Asia Minor with Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq and part of Turkey. From "A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography" by Edward Wells an English...

    A New Map of The Eastern Parts of Asia Minor ...
    1738 - Edward Wells
    10821

    Coloured map of Turkey, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus. Printed in London by E. Wells circa 1738.

  • George Matthäus Seutter:  Nova et accuratissima Maris Caspii hactenus maximam partem nobis non satis cogniti ac Regionum...

    Augsburg, circa 1740

    Original hand coloured copper engraving of Matthaeus Seutter. Showing the Caspian Sea (Каспийское море) with the...

    Nova et accuratissima Maris Caspii hactenus maximam partem nobis non...
    1740 - George Matthäus Seutter
    10147

    Old coloured map of the Caspian Sea, Russia. Printed in Augsburg circa 1740.

  • Emanuel Bowen:  A New & Accurate Map of the Caspian Sea ...

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Decorative engraved map of the Caspian Sea by Bowen from 'A Complete System of Geography'. With one decorative cartouche, a compass rose and a mileage scale.

    A New & Accurate Map of the Caspian Sea ...
    1747 - Emanuel Bowen
    11200

    Antique map of the Caspian Sea. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

  • Emanuel Bowen:  A New and Accurate Map of Nubia & Abissinia, Together with All the Kingdoms Tributary there to ...

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Bowen's map of East Africa with parts of Egypt and Arabia. From 'A Complete System of Geography' . Decorated with a compass rose and a nice title cartouche with African landscape.

    A New and Accurate Map of Nubia & Abissinia, Together with All the...
    1747 - Emanuel Bowen
    11282

    Antique map of Somalia, Ethiopia, Red Sea, Abyssinia. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

  • Emanuel Bowen:  A New & Accurate Map of Turkey in Asia, Arabia, &c. Drawn from the Best Authorities ...

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Bowen's map of the Arabian Peninsula showing the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Sea centred around Saudi Arabia. From 'A Complete System of Geography' . Decorated with a...

    A New & Accurate Map of Turkey in Asia, Arabia, &c. Drawn from the Best...
    1747 - Emanuel Bowen
    11289

    Antique map of the Red Sea, Arabian Peninsula. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

  • Alexander Drummond:  To his Grace the Duke of Argyll, This Print of the City, and Castle of Aleppo, is Inscribed by...

    Willam Strahan, London, 1754

    A beautiful and large view of Aleppo in Syria. From Alexander Drummond's travel report 'Travels through different cities of Germany, Italy, Greece and several parts of Asia', published in 1754. The...

    To his Grace the Duke of Argyll, This Print of the City, and Castle of...
    1754 - Alexander Drummond
    11174

    Antique town view of Aleppo, Syria. Printed in London by Willam Strahan in 1754.

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