Catalog Archive
Auction 123, Lot 700

"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1610 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 13.7 inches
49.8 x 34.8 cm

A stunning map of the Persian empire based on Ortelius' map of the same title. The map is centered on Persia, and it also shows present-day Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Indus River. It is filled with scores of place names, details of the Persian Gulf, and charming pictorial detail of topography and cities. A pair of strapwork cartouches embellish the map. Dutch text on verso


Condition: A

A sound sheet with a dark impression. The map has wide original margins with two tiny wormholes at top, well away from the map.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/20/2008