Auction 132, Lot 603

"Persia sive Sophorum Regnum", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Theatri Europaei

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10.3 inches
34.3 x 26.2 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 from the Caucasus to India, with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. There is good detail of hundreds of tiny villages. The emperor and two soldiers stand atop the title cartouche. Merian's signature is at lower right.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/2/2010

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