Map of the Coast of Arabia, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf

2918

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The record is made up of 1 items. It was created in 1740. It was written in French. The original is part of the Qatar National Library.

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This 1740 map is by the French cartographer and hydrographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-72). It was published by order of Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count de Maurepas (1701-81), secretary of state under King Louis XV. The map focuses exclusively on the coastlines, and provides no detail about the interior of the Arabian Peninsula. It shows pearl banks along the coast from Bahrain to Julfar. Qatar is noted (“Katara”), but the peninsula that it occupies is not accurately drawn. Kuwait is not shown, but the island of “Peleche” is indicated. The Red Sea is indicated as Mer Rouge ou Golfe d’Arabie (the Red Sea or the Gulf of Arabia). The note at upper right explains the use of three different symbols: a star to indicate places whose locations had been determined by astronomical observations of latitude and longitude; a cross to indicate places whose locations had been determined by astronomical observations of (only) latitude; and a modified cross to indicate places whose locations had been determined by latitudinal observations made by skilled navigators.

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1 items
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1 map; black and white; 20.50 x 23.50 centimeters

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French in Latin script
Type
Map

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Qatar National Library
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Unrestricted

Archive reference
2918

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1740 (CE, Gregorian)

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Map of the Coast of Arabia, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, Qatar National Library, 2918, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/qnlhc/2918> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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