Auction 136, Lot 663

"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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/1/2011