Auction 119, Lot 773

"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

This beautiful little map of the Persian Empire is a reduced version of Hondius' fine map of the region. It shows the region from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf and over to present-day Afghanistan, naming Cabul. The map is filled with place names and pictorial topography and is adorned with decorative cartouches for the title and scale of miles. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's edition of the Atlas Minor.


Condition: A

Nice impression on strong paper. The generous lower margin has a small stain and a chipped left corner, well away from the map.

Estimate: $130 - $160


Closed on 5/9/2007