Auction 130, Lot 683

"Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 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. The fine title cartouche features a Persian ruler and two warriors, and a local surveyor stands beside the scale of miles. A delicately engraved ship sails the sea. French text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Good impression and old color with a bit of minor toning.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/2/2009

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