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Auction 153, Lot 628

"Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1666 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

Handsome map of the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty. It covers the region from the Caucasus to India, with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. Good detail includes rivers and hundreds of tiny villages. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche featuring a Persian ruler and two warriors, and a local surveyor beside the scale of miles. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8200:1B.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color with professional repairs to two tiny holes in the image, a tear that enters 1" into map at top, and a chip in top blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $185

Closed on 5/20/2015