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Auction 182, Lot 658

"Regno di Persia con le Notitie delle Provincie Antiche, che piu Probabilmente Corrispondono alle Divisioni Moderne d'Esso Regno, Descritto con Ogni Possibile Sforzo...", Cantelli da Vignola/de Rossi

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1679 (dated)

Publication: Mercurio Geographico

Color: Hand Color

21.9 x 17.4 inches
55.6 x 44.2 cm

This scarce Italian map of the Persian Empire is filled with detail and stretches from the Black Sea to the Indian Ocean. The Caspian Sea is shown in an odd, round shape that extends more east to west than north to south. The decorative title cartouche features a Persian map and weaponry. Engraved by George Widman.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ROSS-1a #38.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with a medallion watermark, light foxing and soiling, and an archivally repaired tear that enters 3" into the image at bottom center.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 4/28/2021