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Auction 123, Lot 701

"Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.9 inches
49 x 37.8 cm

Handsome map of the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty. It covers the region from the Caucasus to India, with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. Good detail includes rivers and hundreds of tiny villages. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche featuring a Persian ruler and two warriors, and a local surveyor beside the scale of miles. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

A dark impression and original color. The sheet has a repaired tear entering the map about 2" at top center, and there are a couple of light stains, mostly confined to the margins. Bottom margin reinforced on verso with paper.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/20/2008