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Auction 167, Lot 368

"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm
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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. German text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A dark impression with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/28/2018