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Auction 189, Lot 572

"Persia sive Sophorum Regnum", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 10.5 inches
35.1 x 26.7 cm
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This handsome map shows the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty, based on Blaeu's map of the region. It covers from the Caucasus to India, with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. There is good detail of hundreds of tiny villages. The emperor and two soldiers stand atop the title cartouche. Merian's signature is at lower right.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.MERI-23a #181.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a couple minor spots just above the neatline at top.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/14/2022