1758 Jakob Schley: Map of Ormus, Persian Gulf [Hormuz Island]
Stunning map of an legendary Persian Gulf trade port.
Issued 1760, The Hague
Height: 8 in (20.3 cm); Width: 10 in (25.4 cm). Large margins.
This is Schley's magnificent map of the island city of Hormuz. This strategically important Strait of Hormuz guards the entrance to the Persian Gulf. For centuries Hormuz had been an important stopping point in the shipping lanes from India to Arabia. In the course of its long history, Hormuz was, at various times, an independent state, part of the Arabia, part of Persia and subject to Portugal. Today it is part of Iran.