Maps found in Cairo, Mesr (Egypt) in 1908 and 1910
Persian gulf and Persian sea from a Tunisian Atlas.
AL ANKARY (Khaled). La Péninsule Arabique dans les cartes Européennes
Anciennes (The Arabian Peninsula in Old European Maps).
Paris, IMA & K. Al Ankary, 2001
424 pp. avec 260 illustrations en couleurs, cartonnage illustré de l’éditeur.
260 maps with details about each map in 3 languages: Arabic, English and French.
97% of these 260 maps have the correct name of Persian gulf.
Moreover, ten maps have both Persian gulf for the gulf and Persian
sea (for the Sea of Oman).
PERSIAN SEA: One may buy this Atlas online for only 70 Euro
Persian Gulf Fact Sheet – downloadable pdf with maps
Originally Posted at http://www.jpmaps.co.uk/images/24552.jpg
Originally Posted at http://www.bell.lib.umn.edu/map/PTO/IMAGES/1482ulg.jpg
Historical maps and Information on Iran the Persian Gulf:
Originally Posted at http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/
Originally Posted at http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/westasia.pdf
Originally Posted at http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/iran.pdf
Originally Posted at http://www.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/nytmaps.pl?iran
Originally Posted at http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/iran.htm
Originally Posted at http://www.expedia.com
Persia & Afghanistan – 1854 map by S. Hall for possible listing on our website. It is published by A & C Black and clearly depicts the Persian Gulf and the area from the Tigris River in the West to the Indus River in the East from Baldwin maps (http://www.baldwinsmaps.com/maps/926.jpg)
MUNSTER, Sebastian. Tabula Asiae IIII. Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1540. 265 x 345. Woodcut; old manuscript annotations mainly to margin but some on the map that do not detract. Shows the whole of the Middle East from the southern shores of Turkey across to the Persian Gulf (in the bottom right corner) and the Nile delta.
MUNSTER, Sebastian. Tabvla Asiae VI. Basle, 1542, Latin text. 270 x 340. Woodcut; good condition, with minor contemporary ink anotations in margins. One of the earlist separate maps of Arabia showing the land surrounding the Red Sea and Persian Gulf including Saudi Arabia and parts of Egypt. The woodcut designs on the verso is attributed to Holbein.
“Turky in Asia” from “A New Geographical and Historical Grammar” by Thomas Salmon, 1767. Engraving by T. Phinn. Measures 8″ x10″ and has a stylized cartouche in the lower left corner. This is an English map showing the Middle East from the Western Mediterranean through Persia as far south as the Persian Gulf (in the bottom right corner) and as far north as the Caspian Sea. Has some interesting details, including the location of the ruins of Babel and the course of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Map is age toned and has original folds.
“Persia with Part of the Ottoman Empire” by G. Long, M.A., 1831. “Published Under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge” Engraved by J. & C. Walker. 13 1/2″ x 16 1/2″. A wonderful map of the Iraq/Iran area. At the western edge is the River Euphrates flowing through “Irak” and into the Persian Gulf with the “Bahrein” coast shown as far south as the Quatar peninsula and Oman. Continues as far east as the eastern border of Iran (labelled “Khorassan”). There are many interesting annotations on the map (e.g. “36 days jouney from Yezd to Dooshak for a loaded camel”) and much other detail. Condition: Some agetoning and some light spotting, one brown spot that looks like a drip of a coffee, otherwise very good condition. Note: Scan does not show margins of map.
What Arabs call Persian Gulf:
Several more maps that clearly depict the proper antique names for Persian Gulf and Red Sea (Arabian Gulf):
1832 Delamarche map of Egypt
Originally at: http://www.geographicus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?page=G/PROD/PME/Egypt-d-32
1843 Malte-Brun Map of North-Eastern Africa
Originally at: http://www.geographicus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?page=G/PROD/PME/AfricaNE-MB-43
1850 Cowperthwait Map of Persia & Arabia (once part of the great 1850 edition of Mitchell’s Universal Atlas)
Originally at: http://www.geographicus.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?page=G/PROD/PME/Arabia-c-50
Map of Asia by Nuernberg, C. Weigel, 1719
Map of Arabia by Sir Robert de Vaugondy in 1752
An 1842 German map of Middle East by Landshut, Vogel