Herman Moll was a Dutch engraver that moved to England around 1780. He was one
of the leading engravers at the beginning of the 18th century. This engraving would have
been created on that road to notoriety.
The term "Happy" Arabia derives from the latin name "Felix"
Arabia assigned by much earlier sources. Felix translates to fertile, blessed,
and fruitful but also translates to happy (as well as lucky, and successful). As
seen by the satellite imagery, only the smallest portions, mostly along the coasts,
might be considered "Happy".
Some other interesting place names from this map:
Euxine Sea - A Greek name for the Black Sea meaning "friendly to
Baffora - Possibly Basrah in modern Iraq.
Gulf of Baffora - Now called the Persian Gulf.
Gulf of Ormus - Now called th Gulf of Oman.
Gombroone - Now called Bandar Abbas (in modern Iran).
Ispahan - Isfahan (in modern Iran).
Turcomania - Centered around Lake Van (in modern, western Turkey).
Straits of Babelmandel - Now called Bab-el-Mandeb (meaning "Gate of Tears").