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Auction 156, Lot 635

"A New & Accurate Map of Persia, with the Adjacent Countries. Drawn from the Most Approved Modern Maps &c. The Whole Being Regulated by Astronl. Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1747 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography...

Color: Black & White

16.6 x 13.6 inches
42.2 x 34.5 cm

This fine map of the Persian Empire is packed with detail of the topography, cities, towns and roads. It covers the region from the Caucasus through present-day Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. Decorated with a pictorial title cartouche and a small compass rose.

References: McCorkle (18th c. Geography Books) #17-8 (Vol II); Shirley (BL Atlases) T.BOW-2a #39.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean sheet with a printer's crease above the title cartouche at left.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/17/2016