The Catalan Atlas 19th C. Edition in 6 Maps
Map of Asia: Arabia, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Map of Asia: Arabia, the Caucasus and Central Asia
Abraham Cresques (d. 1387) (after)
Map of Asia: Arabia, the Caucasus and Central Asia
from The Catalan Atlas
Charles Simonneau, Paris: 1st Half 19th Century
Hand-colored engravings on paper, mounted on linen
Set of six enclosed in paperboard folder and slipcase, as issued
20.5 x x 26 inches each (65 x 51 cm)
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The map of the Asia and the Middle East depicts several landmarks and events of religious significance. The boat in the center of the Caspian Sea is Noah's Ark (upper left). The Magi ride on horseback in the center of the right panel. Below them are the Sultan of Delhi and the Hindu King of Vijayanagar. A caravan of camels carrying goods are in the upper right corner and a sailing vessel appears off the east coast of India in the lower right.

References:

"BN-OPALINE." 12 June 2005. Bibliothèque Nationale de France Cartes et Plans. (19 January 2006).

"Ciel & Terre: L'atlas Catalan." from "The Age of King Charles V." Bibliothèque Nationale de France. http://www.bnf.fr/enluminures/texte/atx2_07.htm (18 January 2006).

Davis, Henry. "Slide #235: The Catalan Atlas." Index of Cartographic Images

Grojean, Georges Ed. Mapamundi, the Catalan atlas of the year 1375. Abaris Books, 1978.

Illustrating Maps of the Late Medieval Period: 1300 - 1500 A.D. 18 February 1998. http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/LMwebpages/235mono.html (18 January 2006).