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Auction 168, Lot 617

"Carte de Perse Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy", Delisle/Buache

Subject: Persia - Iran, Middle East

Period: 1745 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique...

Color: Hand Color

24.4 x 19.3 inches
62 x 49 cm

This handsome map of the region is one of the more important maps in the evolution of cartography in the Persian Gulf in the eighteenth century. The map stretches from the Caucasus through Afghanistan and from the Arabian Desert to the Indus River, and shows a new, still developing shape. The map is filled with impressive detail including roads, bridges, forts, cities, villages, watering places and much else of interest. Finely engraved by P. Starckman with his imprint at lower right.

References: cf. Couto, Bacque-Grammont & Taleghani #72.

Condition: A

Original outline color with later color in the cartouche on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/6/2018