The scroll reads: "Arabia is divided into Arabia Felix, Petrea and Deserta. Deserta is where the sons of Israel lived with no human garrison for forty years…Petrea, whose chief city is Petra, has among its memorable sights the Mount Sinai where Moses received the Law...Felix is so called because of its incredible fertility due to the temperate climate and to the many rivers flowing through it, in addition to the mines of Gold, Silver, and metals of all sorts, and great abundance of spices of different kinds..." Photo: Rabatti&Domingie


  • Title: Arabian penisula
  • Date Created: 1575
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w81.5 x h117 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Penisola Arabica
  • Historical information: The panels in the Maps'Room are 53. 30 out of these were realized by the dominican friar from Perugia Egnazio Danti, the court cosmographer from 1553 to 1575; the remaining 23 were realized by the olivetan monk Stefano Bonsignori from 1576 to 1586. The panels show all the world as known at the time.
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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