Auction 135, Lot 609

"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1633 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 13.8 inches
50.3 x 35.1 cm

A stunning map of the Persian empire based on Ortelius' map of 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 graphic detail of the topography and cities. A pair of strapwork cartouches embellish the map. German text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/16/2011

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