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Bibil Identifier bibil:204912
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Representation of the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba on Maps from Peutinger to the Survey of Sinai 1868-69
Author Bartlett, John R.
Journal Palestine Exploration Quarterly (Volume: 141, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 27-66 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Red Sea divides at its northern end into two arms, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba, separated by the triangular promontory of Sinai. The distinctive configuration is instantly recognisable and familiar to every modern student with any serious interest in the near east. The northern bifurcation of the Red Sea has been known to geographers for centuries, though as late as the eighteenth century many maps were published from distinguished cartographical houses showing the Red Sea with a single point at its northern end. In this study, the development of the cartographic presentation of the northern end of the Red Sea is examined.
DOI 10.1179/174313008x341500
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Lands of the Levant (in general) : Geography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Geography
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