|Method||Steel engraved with original hand colour|
|Published||By Thos. Starling. London, Published for the Proprietors by Mr. Bull, Holles St, Cavendish Square, August 1st 1830.|
|Dimensions||94 x 148 mm|
A miniature map of the Middle East, encompassing the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Persia (Iran), Bokaria, Caubul, and Beloochistan (Afghanistan), as well as adjoining parts of eastern Africa, Turkey, and Hindoostan (Pakistan and India), from Thomas Starling's Cabinet Atlas. The map is ornamented in original hand colour, and features a key to regional divisions along the left border.
Thomas Starling (1796-1850) was a British mapmaker, printer, publisher, and engraver, known mostly for a series of miniature maps which were published as the Cabinet Atlas, before being reissued and serialised by a number of different publishers. Baynton-Williams suggests that he was likely the brother of the printer Parlett Starling and the bookseller James Kearsley Starling.
Condition: Minor printers creasing to bottom margin, not affecting map. Blank on verso.