Auction 108, Lot 549

"Persia Sive Sophorum Regnum", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Persia

Period: 1662 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Handsome map of the Persian Empire fully engraved with mountains, rivers and place names. The map is richly embellished with a title cartouche surmounted by three Persian gentlemen and a ship sailing in the Indian Ocean. The dedication cartouche (to Simon van Hoorn) is complete with a coat of arms indicating this is the third state of the plate.

References: Goss (Blaeu) p. 200; Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #8200:2.3.

Condition: A

Near fine with beautiful color. Light damp stains and minor fold repair in bottom margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/29/2004