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Auction 171, Lot 651

"Persia sive Sophorum Regnum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1634 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.9 inches
49.5 x 37.8 cm
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This handsome map shows the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty. It is fully engraved with mountains, rivers and hundreds of tiny villages. The map is richly embellished with a title cartouche surmounted by three Persian gentlemen, a ship sailing in the Indian Ocean, and a coat of arms in the dedication cartouche. Latin text on verso published between 1640-1655.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #8200:2.1.

Condition: B+

Attractive coloring with wide original margins. There is faint offsetting and a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/6/2019