This is a very nice, somewhat uncommon map of the Arabian Peninsula, called Arabia Felix here, and Red Sea. The coastlines are fairly well represented and the interior details are still a bit scetchy. Much detail is shown as to topography, rivers and lakes, many of which are non-existent, and settlement, Mecca, and Medina included, but many with speculative locations presumably from merchants and explorers. The interior is filled with images of lions, camels and elephants and a sea monster guarding the entrance to the Red Sea. The map is decorated with two cartouches featuring putti and depictions of the inhabitants of the region.
1660 Jansson Map of the Arabian Peninsula and Red Sea
Arabiae Felicis, Petrae ae et Desertae Nova et Accurata Delineatio
Map Maker Specifics
J Jansson, 1660, Amsterdam
17.3 X 20.2 in. plus margins
Very good-good. Nice strike on laid paper. Slight discoloration at edges and small marginal splits. Issued centerfold and extra folds. Uncolored.