Auction 150, Lot 595

"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:
13.5 x 15 inches
34.3 x 38.1 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 with one archivally repaired fold separation and a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light. A binding trim at bottom right has been replaced with old paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/17/2014

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