Auction 169, Lot 659

"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 17.9 inches
51.6 x 45.5 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: A

Superb impression with full contemporary color on paper with a "Smith" watermark. There is one unobtrusive spot of soiling in the Desert of Kerman and light toning along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/12/2018