Very attractive and detailed copper-engraved map centered on the Arabian Peninsula, here called Arabie Heureuse.
This is a rare Vaugondy map from an Atlas that was given full original wash colour.
The map shows the Black and Caspian Seas, and extends to include modern Turkey, Persia, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran (Persia), Uzbekistan, and much of Afghanistan. A Grand Desert is located between Mecca and Oman, today known as the Rub' al-Khali desert. The map is adorned with a decorative cartouche showing a Turkish sultan seated on pillows, smoking a long pipe, and five distance scales at lower right.
Very good condition for this unusual originally coloured map.