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Auction 157, Lot 632

"A New Map of Persia, from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1801 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 18.1 inches
51.6 x 46 cm

This is a fine map of early nineteenth century Persia. The finely engraved map is divided into provinces and depicts the rivers, mountain ranges, roads and towns. John Cary was one of the most respected and prolific of English cartographers at the beginning of the nineteenth century. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary's style as the basis for their work.


Condition: B+

Full original color on sturdy paper with a "Smith" watermark. There is a faint damp stain along the centerfold, and several very short centerfold separations have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/4/2016