This map is representative of what medieval Europe knew of Arabia. The map gives the name of Arabia Deserta to Iraq and Arabia Felix to the Arabian Peninsula. The name Red Sea is given to the point where the Ocean begins at Bab al-Mandab and names of the tribes of Arabia are included in the text describing the map. Both the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean are identified. The map is inaccurate in regards to towns and mountains and the coastal lines, showing the state of European knowledge of this area during that early period.

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