Catalog Archive
Auction 157, Lot 630

"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Persia - Iran, Afghanistan

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

7.4 x 5.1 inches
18.8 x 13 cm

This beautiful little map of the Persian Empire is a reduced version of Hondius' fine map of the region. It shows the region from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf and over to present-day Afghanistan, naming Cabul. The map is filled with place names and pictorial topography and is adorned with decorative cartouches for the title and scale of miles. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's edition of the Atlas Minor. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8200:352.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression with faint show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 5/4/2016