Auction 154, Lot 627

"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 13.9 inches
50.5 x 35.3 cm

A stunning map of the Persian empire based on Ortelius' map of the same title. The map is centered on Persia, and it also shows present-day Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Indus River. It is filled with scores of place names, details of the Persian Gulf, and charming pictorial detail of topography and cities. The Caspian Sea is given a horizontal oval shape. A pair of strapwork cartouches embellish the map. French text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full original color, light toning, minor color offsetting, and some scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2015