Auction 135, Lot 615

"New Map of Persia Divided into its Provinces from the Latest Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Persia and the Caucasus

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: Millar's New Complete & Universal System of Geography ..G. Millar

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 14.7 inches
34.3 x 37.3 cm

This attractive map covers the Persian Empire, which included the Caucasus, the Caspian Sea and the region of present-day Afghanistan. The map features handsome engraving and is filled with great detail, characteristic of Kitchin's cartography. Decorated with a fine title cartouche and small compass rose. Filled with place names including the regions of Georgia, Armenia, Fars, Kerman, Mekran, and Korasan. Extends to the east into Western Tartary and to the west to include Baghdad.

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Condition: B+

Slightly oxidized color with some light offsetting.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/16/2011

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