Auction 139, Lot 595

"Das Konigreich Persien [Isphahan]", Haffner, M.

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1685 (circa)

Publication: Wagner’s Delineatio provinciarum Pannoniae…

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 10.5 inches
33.8 x 26.7 cm

This scarce and unusual map of the Persian Empire covering the region of present-day Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran with a part of the Arabian Peninsula, is presented on a scroll, adorned with garlands of fruits representing the land of plenty for which the region was renowned. The map is based on Sanson's 1652 map L'Empire du Sophy des Perses. Below the map is a panoramic view of Isphahan (Isfahan). The engravings for Wagner's description of Asia were executed by Johann Christoph and Melchior Haffner.


Condition: A

Professionally repaired tears in bottom blank margin, not affecting image.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 2/15/2012