Auction 110, Lot 576

"Persarum Imperium In Viginti Satrapias Vectigales distibutum, ut Eas Ordinaverat Darius Histaspis silius tertius Persarum Rex, Cujus Monarchia, ab India usque ad Aethiopiam, In Centum et viginti Septem divisa Provincias…", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1721 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 16.2 inches
57.9 x 41.1 cm

This is a very uncommon historical map of the region from Asia Minor and Egypt through Arabia and Iran. Decorated with a title cartouche and portrait of Darius Histaspis, King of Persia. Pierre Moullard inherited the copper plates of his grandfather, Nicolas Sanson, and added the Sanson suffix to his name to publish maps. His business was not successful, therefore his maps are very scarce.


Condition: B

Original outline color. Light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/2/2005