"Carte de Perse Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Persia - Iran
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
24.1 x 19 inches
61.2 x 48.3 cm
This handsome map of the region is one of the more important maps in the evolution of cartography in the Persian Gulf in the eighteenth century. The map stretches from the Caucasus through Afghanistan and from the Arabian Desert to the Indus River, and shows a new, still developing shape. The map is filled with impressive detail including roads, bridges, forts, cities, villages, watering places and much else of interest. Finely engraved by P. Starckman with his imprint at lower right. The Latin title is in the top margin: Nova et Accurata Imperii Persici Delineatio ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis.
References: Couto, Bacque-Grammont & Taleghani #72.
A dark impression with contemporary outline color, faint toning along the centerfold, and light foxing that is mostly confined to the blank margins. There are archival repairs to short centerfold separations at top and bottom and to tears along the edges of the sheet. There are a couple of chips also along the edges of the sheet.