Auction 124, Lot 626

"Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1640 (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, the fine title cartouche features a Persian ruler and two warriors; a local surveyor stands beside the scale of miles. A delicately engraved ship sails the sea. German text on verso.


Condition: A

A good impression on a sturdy sheet with lovely color. There is some faint irregular toning and slight show through of text on verso, still very good..

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/7/2008