Auction 146, Lot 679

"New Map of Persia Divided into its Provinces from the Latest Authorities", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Persia & the Caucasus

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: Millar's New Complete & Universal System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 14.8 inches
34.5 x 37.6 cm

This attractive map covers the Persian Empire, which included the Caucasus, the Caspian Sea and the region of present-day Afghanistan. The map features handsome engraving and is filled with great detail, characteristic of Kitchin's cartography. Decorated with a fine title cartouche and small compass rose. Filled with place names including the regions of Georgia, Armenia, Fars, Kerman, Mekran, and Korasan. Extends to the east into Western Tartary and to the west to include Baghdad.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with folds reinforced on verso with archival materials and some light creasing. Remargined at right with period correct paper.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/4/2013

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