Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 806

"Ile d'Ormuz ou de Jerun", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 9.5 inches
19.8 x 24.1 cm

This is a Dutch version of Bellin's bird's-eye view of the Island of Hormuz, located in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. The map shows the fortress, the church of S. Lucia and the King's Palace on the island. The Komrun fortress on the mainland and another small fort is shown on Kishm Island. The sea is filled with a variety of ships and fishing boats. It was beautifully engraved by J. van Schley in an elaborate frame.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $95 - $130

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/6/2007