"Imperii Persici in Omnes Suas Provincias (tam Veteribus quam Modernis Earundem Nominibus Signatas) Exacte Divisi Nova Tabula Geographica...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Persia & the Caucasus
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 19.1 inches
58.2 x 48.5 cm
This striking map of the Persian Empire includes present-day Iran, Iraq, Armenia, Georgia, Afghanistan, and part of Pakistan. Two large pictorial cartouches graphically depict the cultural attainments of the empire. The map is filled with detail of towns, mountains, forests, caravan routes, and a quaint village scene is pictured in the Turkistan region.
Contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouches, on paper with a large fleur-de-lis watermark. There is minor soiling and several damp stains confined to the far edges of the sheet.