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Auction 178, Lot 455

"Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1647 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
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Handsome map of the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty. It covers the region from the Caucasus to India, with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. Good detail includes rivers and hundreds of tiny villages. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche featuring a Persian ruler and two warriors, and a local surveyor beside the scale of miles. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8200:1B.

Condition: B

Full contemporary color that has been partially refreshed with light soiling and a short centerfold separation in the top blank margin. There is one short crack in the image at left that has been archivally repaired on verso. This map will ship flat - international customers please contact us for a shipping quote.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/10/2020