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Auction 187, Lot 594

"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
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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.


Condition: A

A beautiful impression on watermarked paper with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 4/27/2022