"'T Ryk van Persien", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 7.4 inches
24.4 x 18.8 cm
This is a reduced version of Sanson's map of the Persian Empire covering the region of present-day Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran with a part of the Arabian Peninsula. The map extends east to the mouth of the Indus River and is filled with cities, political divisions, and topographical details. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter and decorated with a laurel wreath-style cartouche. This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views.
Sanson's small maps from his L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes..., first published in 1652 and engraved by A. Peyrounin, were copied several times by various map publishers. Johann David Zunners made copies of Sanson's maps for his German translation of Die Gantze Erd-Kugel in 1679. Johannes Ribbius and Simon de Vries published copies in 1682 and 1683, with new maps engraved by Antoine d'Winter. The plates were later sold to Francois Halma, who used them in 1699 and then again in 1705 with the titles re-engraved in Dutch. The titles on the d'Winter plates were re-engraved back into French, and then used by Nicholas Chemereau in 1715 and by Henri du Sauzet in 1738.
A dark impression with marginal soiling and light toning along the edges of the sheet.