Auction 125, Lot 745

"Persia sive Sophorum Regnum", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm

This handsome map shows the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty, based on Blaeu's map of the region. It covers the region from the Caucasus to India with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. There is good detail of hundreds of tiny villages. The map is beautifully decorated with two figural cartouches.

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Condition: B+

There is some faint uneven toning, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/24/2008

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