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Auction 195, Lot 681

"Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1637 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.9 inches
49.3 x 37.8 cm
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Handsome map of the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty. It covers the region from the Caucasus to India, with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. Good detail includes rivers and hundreds of tiny villages. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche featuring a Persian ruler and two warriors, and a local surveyor beside the scale of miles. Dutch text on verso, published between 1637-44.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8200:1B.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with archival repairs to centerfold separations at top and bottom and to two short tears in the top margin.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/15/2023