Auction 126, Lot 697

"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1609 (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 nearly 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. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Sharp impression with some professional repairs in the blank margins.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/3/2008