Auction 149, Lot 617

"Carte de Perse Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Persia - Iran, Middle East

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.1 x 19.1 inches
61.2 x 48.5 cm

This handsome map of the region is one of the more important maps in the evolution of cartography in the Persian Gulf in the eighteenth century. The map stretches from the Caucasus through Afghanistan and from the Arabian Desert to the Indus River, and shows a new, still developing shape. The map is filled with impressive detail including roads, bridges, forts, cities, villages, watering places and much else of interest. Finely engraved by P. Starckman with his imprint at lower right. The Latin title is in the top margin: Nova et Accurata Imperii Persici Delineatio ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis.

References: Couto, Bacque-Grammont & Taleghani #72.

Condition: A

A fine impression with original color, a light crease adjacent to centerfold, and a stain that just enters map border at right.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/21/2014