Red Sea & Arabian Peninsula



Scans of many of these items can be provided upon request. Maps and prints can also be professionally colored if desired.

Arabia, Oman and Aden (New York, The Century Atlas, 1897). A very detailed map rail, steamship, telegraph lines, and caravan routes with insets of Modern Jerusalem, and Modern Palestine. 15 x 10 1/2 inches, color. $30

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. Carte de la Coste d’Arabie, Mer Rouge et Golfe de Perse (Paris, 1740). A detailed map of Arabia, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf. 10 x 8 3/4, later hand coloring. SOLD

Bruce, James.  To the Right Revd. John Lord Bishop of Carlisle this map showing the Tract of Solomons Fleet in their three year Voyage from the Elanitic Gulf to Ophir and Tarshish …. (London, ca. 1790. The entire East Coast of Africa and Western Indian Ocean from the Mediterranean/Red Sea to the Cape of Good Ope.  26 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Chart of the Environs of Valentia Island (London, Wm. Miller, 1809).  Copperplate engraving of the Dhalak archipelago in the Red Sea.  Drawn by Cuthett, engraved by Cooper,  15 x 9 inches, b/w, in fine condition.  $35

Chart of the Red Sea on which is delineated the Coast of Abyssinia from the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb to Salaka in Lat. 20 29’N. and the Islands Adjacent forming the Western Channel which are laid down from Actual Survey & Observations made in the Honorable Company’s Cruiser Panther, & Assaye Tender, AD. 1804-5. (London, W. Miller, 1809). Well the title says it all. A beautiful large Red Sea map with outline color, 29 x 23 ½ inches. $225

de Vaugondy, Robert.  Nubie, Abissinie, et Cote d’Ajan (Paris, 1749).  SOLD

See L’Incident Atchinoff in the Print section below.

Mallet, Alain Manesson. Isle de Zocotora, from his Description de l’Univers (Paris, 1683). A fine copperplate engraving featuring a bird’s eye view of Socotra with hills, dwellings and trees on the island, two naval battles with cannons firing at sea, and coastal Arabia and Africa in the far distance. 5 3/4 x 3 3/4, later hand coloring. $125

Miles, Lt. Col. S. B. Map of Oman, from The Royal Geographic Journal (August 1910). 15. x 13 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Moll, Herman.  Abissina & Arian, with inset of Bab el mandel Island (early 18th c). SOLD

Ortelius, Abraham. Abissinorvm Regio/Presbiteri Johannis sive abysinorum pery descriptio, from his Epitome Theatri Orteliani (Antwerp, 1595). A fine copperplate engraved map showing great detail of East Africa, the Red Sea, Arabia (Mecca and Medina), the Persian Gulf, with an orred ship at sea, elephants inland. 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, b/w. SOLD

Outline Map to Illustrate a Plan for Steam Navigation between Europe and India via Egypt, by Captain C. F. Head. (London, n.d., but mid-19th century, pre-Suez Canal). Centered on Arabia but stretching from Malta to Bombay with two large insets: Plan of the Temple of Carnac, and Plan of the Temple of Luxor. Small water stain on upper right corner not affecting image. Compass rose, color, 22 x 14 inches.  SOLD

Overland Route to India. Two maps on a single sheet drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. Eight insets illustrated by H. Warren and engraved by J. H. Kernot: Post Office London, Gibraltar, Malta, Suez, The Mail Crossing the Desert, Aden, Bombay, and Madras. From the great decorative atlas of John Tallis (London, J. Tallis, 1851). Outline color, 13 x 9 3/4/ inches.  SOLD

The Suez Canal (late 19th c.). Bird’s eye view of the canal looking from south to north. 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, b/w. $10.

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Aden “The Gibraltar of the Red Sea” from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 9, 1844). This engraving is 9 1/2 x 6 inches, b/w, on the front page of this issue with masthead and accompanying text overleaf.   SOLD

The Beach at Aden, with Sketches at Aden (Negro, Queen’s Man (86th), Aden Policeman (Hindoo), Hindoo Woman, Sumaulay (Arab Girl), from The Illustrated London News (June 13 1857). 14 x 9 1/2 inches, with accompanying text. $30   

Bombardment of Fort Masnaah, Gulf of Oman, from The Illustrated London News (May 9, 1874).  9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. SOLD

Bombardment of Muscat, on the Coast of Arabia, by the Sultan, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 14, 1868).  9 1/2 x 8 inches, b/w, with text on rear. SOLD

Captured East African Slaves at Aden, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 17, 1888).  9 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w.  SOLD

East African Slave-Trade–View of the Port of Muscat, Arabia, from Harper’s Weekly (July 5, 1873). Wood engraving of the harbor from the sea, 9 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches, b/w. SOLD

El Wuish.–Red Sea, from Captain Robert Ellliot, R. N., Views in the East: Ceylon, India, Canton, and the Shores of the Red Sea(London, Fisher, Son & Co, 1833). Drawn by C. Stanfield, engraved by E. Goodall, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, original color.  $45

En Route to India: Diving for Coin in Aden, from The Illustrated London News (October 17, 1891). Full front page of the issue including decorative masthead, text on rear. 15 x 9 ½ inches, b/w. $30   I also have a German version of the same print (13 x 9 1/2 inches) from Das Bund fur Alle,  $20.

Entrance to the Valley of Petra, from Colonel Wilson, ed., Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt (New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1881). Elegant steel engraving by C. Bertrand from drawing by J. D. Woodward. 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches, b/w, beautifully matted. $50

The Iman of Muscat, from Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion (1853).  14 1/2 x 10 inches, b/w. SOLD

The Island of Karrack, Persian Gulf, from The Illustrated London News (1873).  9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w.  $15

L’Incident Atchinoff, from L’Illustration (9 Mars 1889).  Two full pages, each 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w, with two maps and five engravings including: Vue de Tadjourah, La baie de Tadjourah, Le sultan de Tadjourah.  $40

Le Canal de Suez (Paris, Campagnie Liebig, late 19th c). Six brightly illustrated and very detailed cards showing views of the canal with text on rear (in French). Each card 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, full color. $20

Lord Curzon’s Visit to the Persian Gulf, from The Graphic (Nov. 28, 1903). Two views: The British Consulate and Fort Jolah in Muscat; and the Muscat Harbour, plus of map of Curzon’s tour in the Gulf, with accompanying text. 10 x 7 inches, b/w. $30

Mascate et son iman, from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (c. 1851).  Three views:  L’iman de Mascate, Mascate, and Danse de negres a Mascate on a single sheet, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches with accompanying text front and rear.  $35

Plan de Detroit de Bab-El-Mandeb, with L’Ile Perim et le Detroit de Bab-el-Mandeb dans la mer rouge, from L’Illustration Journal Universal 24 Avril 1858). This is the full front page of this issue with a lovely Parisian masthead. It could be beautifully colored and framed.  13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $50

Thubare, A Small Harbour on the Arabian Coast, Upper Part of the Red Sea, from Captain Robert Elliot, R.N., Views in the East: Ceylon, India, Canton, and the Shores of the Red Sea (London, Fisher, Son & Co, 1833). Drawn by S. Austin, engraved by William Miller, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, original color. $45

Updated, May 2007