"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
19.6 x 13.8 inches
49.8 x 35.1 cm
Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include a large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. French text on verso with page number 110.
References: Van den Broecke #167.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and minor soiling in blank margins.