Copper engraving with original hand colouring. Overall size: 73.8cms x 52.9cms. Image size: 587mm x 507mm. Centrefold as published. This map is focused on the Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa (noted as myrrh and incense country), the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The map names routes across the Arabian Desert where water is available, and caravan routes across Africa to Mecca and Cairo. Little browning in right blank areas particularly to the left of the title lozenge and in bottom margin; odd mark to right margin else very good condition. John Thomson was one of the leading exponents of the Edinburgh school of cartography which reached its zenith between 1800 and 1830. Thomson & his contemporaries such as Pinkerton and Cary redefined European cartography by abandoning such 18th century decorative elements as elaborate title cartouches and fantastic beasts in favour of detail and accuracy. Thomson's principle works include the Thomson's New General Atlas published from 1814 though 1827 (from which this map originates) and his Atlas of Scotland. The Atlas of Scotland, a work of groundbreaking detail and dedication would eventually bankrupt the Thomson firm in 1830. His maps are prized today for the quality of their detail, their size and the attractiveness of the original colouring.
|Map maker||Thomson, John|
|Publisher||New General Atlas|
|Published at year||1814|
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