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Auction 146, Lot 676

"L'Empire du Sophy des Perses", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Geographise en Historische Werelt Beschryving…

Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 7.6 inches
24.4 x 19.3 cm
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This is a reduced version of Sanson's map of the Persian Empire covering the region of present-day Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran with a part of the Arabian Peninsula. Engraved by A. d'Winter and decorated with a wreath-style cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON VII F bis.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with a thin strip of masking tape along the top edge of the sheet on verso, away from the map image, causing some stains in top margin on recto.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/4/2013