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"Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus", Mercator/Jansson
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1648 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.4 x 5.1 inches
18.8 x 13 cm
This beautiful little map of the Persian Empire is a reduced version of Hondius' fine map of the region. It shows the region from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf and over to present-day Afghanistan, naming Cabul. The map is filled with place names and pictorial topography and is adorned with decorative cartouches for the title and scale of miles. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's edition of the Atlas Minor. German text on verso, published in either the 1648 or 1652 edition.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8200:352.1.
A nice impression with a hint of toning and minor show-through of text on verso.