Saturday, 13 August 2011

The Art of Maps: Cornelis Danckerts Nova Persiae Armeniae Natoliae et Arabiae

Nova Persiae Armeniae Natoliae et Arabiae

Cornelis Danckerts
Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1680
Coloring: Hand Colored
Size: 22 x 19 inches
Condition: VG

Rare Cornelis Danckerts edition of this decorative and highly desireable map of the region bounded by the Saudi Peninsula, Red Sea, Nile River, Cyprus, Asia Minor, the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Armenia, the Caspian Sea, Afganistan and the Indian Ocean, centered on the Persian Gulf.

Includes two attractive cartouches, ships at sea and marvelous geographical detail within the map. One of the few available Dutch maps to mention Armenia in the title of the map and one of the most detailed of the region.

While the map appears similar to De Wit's map of the same title, it is a completely different copper plate, with many noticable differences.

Condition Description: Several minor tears in the left margin, repaired on verso The maps do not touch the printed image.

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