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Auction 132, Lot 604

"Carte de Perse dressee pour l'usage du Roy", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 18.8 inches
61 x 47.8 cm
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Handsome map of the region stretching from the Caucasus through Afghanistan and from the Arabian Desert to the Indus River. The map is filled with impressive detail including roads, bridges, forts, cities, villages, watering places and much else of interest. Originated by Delisle in 1724, this is the Dutch edition by Covens & Mortier. The Latin title is in the top margin; Nova et Accurata Imperii Persici Delineatio ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis.


Condition: A+

Nice impression with some faint toning in the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/2/2010