Maps and Mapmaking

Cartography is not a static, impartial discipline, and this collection traces the evolution of maps of Arabia and its adjacent regions over the past five centuries. From a 16th century Venetian map based on Ptolemaic conceptions of the region, 17th-century plans designed for European seafarers traveling through the region on their way to India, and 18th- and 19th-century Ottoman atlases, to the works created by 18th- and 19th-century scientists and geographers, 20th-century hydrographic charts of the Gulf, or maps delineating sources of oil and shifting boundaries in the Arabian deserts: the maps collected here reflect a variety of interests, perspectives, and priorities.

List of Collections

  • Collection 1
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  • Collection 2
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  • Collection 3
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  • Collection 4
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