"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 13.8 inches
49.8 x 35.1 cm
Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include a large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #167.
A crisp impression with gilt highlights on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, a few tiny mildew stains along the centerfold, an archivally repaired centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin, and several small holes in the top blank margin.