Persian Gulf Kingdom Ormus Iran Old map by Bellin 1746
Title : Ile D’ORMUS ou de JERUM
Description: The Kingdom of Ormus (also known as Ohrmuzd, Hormuz, and Ohrmazd; Portuguese Ormuz) was a 10th to 17th century kingdom located within the Persian Gulf and extending as far as the Strait of Hormuz. The Kingdom was established by Arab princes in the 10th century who in 1262 came under the suzerainty of Persia, before becoming a client state of the Portuguese Empire.
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. This port was probably located on Hormuz Island which is located near the modern city of Bandar-e Abbas. See also :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Hormuz A voyage round the world. Author: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) (Royal Hydrographer, engineer of the French Navy and member of the Royal Society) For Antoine-François Prevost's " L`Histoire Generale des Voyages" Published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 -1780. ORIGINAL ANTIQUE COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING With fine hand coloring. Engraving is Absolutely Guaranteed authentic original map. A Certificate of Authenticity will be on request forwarded for each individual map or print.
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.