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Auction 184, Lot 648

"A New Map of Persia, from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1801 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 17.9 inches
51.6 x 45.5 cm
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This is a fine map of early nineteenth century Persia. The finely engraved map is divided into provinces and depicts the rivers, mountain ranges, roads and towns. John Cary was one of the most respected and prolific of English cartographers at the beginning of the nineteenth century. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary's style as the basis for their work.


Condition: B+

Full contemporary color on sturdy paper with an "1806" watermark. There is faint toning along the centerfold, light offsetting, and some staining confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/15/2021