"Saba, Ville en Perse", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Voyages tres-curieux et tres-renommez faits en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse
Color: Hand Color
14 x 10.8 inches
35.6 x 27.4 cm
This view is from the travels of Adam Olearius who was sent by Duke Frederick III to Moscow and Persia to seek treaties favoring the newly-founded city of Friedrichstadt as the terminus for an overland silk road. Although his negotiations with the Shah were not successful, his journey resulted in greatly expanded knowledge of the geography of both empires.