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Auction 189, Lot 573

"Persia sive Sophorum Regnum", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1649 (circa)

Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm
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This handsome map shows the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty. It is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, and hundreds of tiny villages. The map is richly embellished with a title cartouche surmounted by three Persian gentlemen, a ship sailing in the Indian Ocean, and a coat of arms in the dedication cartouche, which are blank on this state. Dutch text on verso published between 1649-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #8200:2.2.

Condition: B+

On a sheet with an Atlas watermark and some printer's ink residue. There is a short tear around the centerfold at top and faint dampstaining along the bottom edge of the sheet, well away from the map image.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/14/2022