"Nova Imperii Persici Delineatio Juxta Recentiss. et Accuratiss. Observat...", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 19.4 inches
57.9 x 49.3 cm
This boldly engraved German map of the Persian Empire includes the region between the Black and Caspian seas, part of Iraq, and a bit of the Arabian peninsula. The large (uncolored) title cartouche features a Persian queen with her attendants, a soldier, and allegorical figures, including one representing Justice. Above the scale of miles is a finely engraved vignette depicting pearl harvesting.
A beautiful impression on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.