Auction 162, Lot 645

"Persicum Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.4 x 5.6 inches
18.8 x 14.2 cm

Reduced from Hondius' folio map of the Persian Empire, this small map shows the region from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf. The map is filled with place names and pictorial topography and is adorned with strapwork cartouches for the title and scale of miles. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. English text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8200:351.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $70

Closed on 4/26/2017

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