Auction 123, Lot 703

"Imperii Persici in Omnes suas Provincias…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.3 inches
58.4 x 49 cm

This striking map of the Persian Empire includes present-day Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Armenia, and Pakistan. Two large pictorial cartouches graphically depict the cultural attainments of the empire. The map is filled with detail of towns, mountains, forests, caravan routes, and a village scene is engraved in the Turkistan region.

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Condition: B+

A strong impression on a sheet with original color. The upper margin corners have been restored. One small hole to the right of the Caspian Sea

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/20/2008

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