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Auction 133, Lot 591

"Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
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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. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche featuring a Persian ruler and two warriors, and a local surveyor beside the scale of miles. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Beautiful example with fine color and dark, early impression on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with very wide, original margins.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/1/2010