"Ruinen van't Paleis van Darius, Gelegen in't Oude Persepolis, door Last van Alexander de Groote Verbrandt...", Valentyn, Francois
Subject: Persepolis, Persia - Iran
Period: 1724 (published)
Publication: Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 11.4 inches
55.4 x 29 cm
This view depicts the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). The view is attributed to Herbert de Jager and drawn by I. C. Philips. Printed on two sheets joined, as issued. Francois Valentyn was an important historian of the Dutch East India Company [V.O.C]. In the preparation of his Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien Valentyn was given access to the secret V.O.C. archives, which enabled him to include previously unavailable information on important earlier Dutch voyages.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.VALN-1a.
An excellent impression, issued folding on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark.