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Description

This is one of the rarer 18th-century maps to focus specifically on the Persian Gulf. It was published by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Delisle de Sales in Paris in circa 1770, to be included in his Histoire des Homes. Partie de l'Histoire Moderne.

The map includes scant but important detail along the southern coast of the Gulf, with the present-day United Arab Emirates labeled "Pays de Seer" and including the settlement Seer and Dsjulfar River.

Qatar is still shown as an amorphous pair of islands called "Samahe" an "Arad". Bahrain is shown and called "Is. Bahhrein". Katif is shown as a settlement nearby.

Basra is the largest city depicted.

Variants exist with and without the volume and page location in the upper-right corner.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in outline.