London: Herman Moll, 1729.
Map. Engraving, image measures 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.
Beautifully engraved map of Arabia with the Gulf described as Bassora. Notes on Mecca, Arabia and Medina included. Cairo, 'Curdistan' and part of Persia included in the map. Repairs to lower margin, otherwise in good condition. Herman Moll (c. 1654-1732) was born in Germany and settled in London in the 1670's where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt. By the turn of the century, Moll became the foremost map publisher in England, where he produced Atlases and maps. As an engraver, cartographer, mapseller and globemaker he appealed to the public with his unusual views and vignettes. As the demand for his work was sustained, he issued many revised editions of his work.