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Auction 190, Lot 569

"Persia", Cary, John

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1816 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 9.2 inches
28.7 x 23.4 cm
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This crisply engraved map details the region in between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. It shows political divisions, place names, topographical information, and roads. A dotted line labeled "Ancient Course of the Jihon" extends from present-day Turkmenistan to Khiva. With the exception of a few cities and rivers, there is very little detail east of Kandahar. There are three distance scales at bottom left. Below the neatline is the imprint "London: Published by J. Cary, Engraver & Map-seller No. 181 Strand June 1st 1816."


Condition: A

There is a hint of toning on a sheet with an "1810" watermark.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/16/2022