Auction 150, Lot 559

"Description de l'Empire du Sophi des Perses Tiree en Partie de l'Arabe de Nubie, et en Partie de Plusieurs et Diverses Relations", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1658 (circa)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 15.4 inches
52.1 x 39.1 cm

This attractive map of the Persian Empire covers the region of present-day Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran with a part of the Arabian Peninsula. The map is fully engraved to show mountains as well as cities and villages. A decorative title cartouche adorns the bottom left corner. Engraved by I. Somer.

For more information on the partnership between Nicolas Sanson and Pierre Mariette, click here to read the article from our August 2014 Newsletter.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A #7.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with original outline color. There are a few small spots in the image with minor toning along sheet edges and a worm hole in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/17/2014