"Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1580 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 13.9 inches
50 x 35.3 cm
Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include a large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #167.
Full contemporary color on a sheet with a small coat of arms watermark and minor foxing. There is an old paper repair along the centerfold at bottom to repair a separation and fill a small worm hole.