Ile D’Ormus ou de Jerum ancient Kingdom Ormuz Bellin 1746
Title: Ile D’Ormus ou de Jerum.
Description: Old map of the fortified town of Ormuz, The Kingdom of Ormus was a 10th- to 17th-century kingdom located within the Persian Gulf and extending as far as the Strait of Hormuz. Copper engraved 18th century print in coloring. The kingdom received its name from the fortified port city which served as its capital. It was one of the most important ports in the Middle East at the time as it controlled seaway trading routes through the Persian Gulf to India and East Africa.
Mapmaker: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) was Royal Hydrographer, engineer of the French Navy and member of the Royal Society, engraved by J. van Schley for Antoine-François Prevost's L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 -1780.
Sheet app.: 21.5 x 16 cm. 8.5 x 6.25 inches. Image app.: 18 x 13.5 cm. 7 x 5.35 inches Condition: Very good clean engraving, folds as published.