Auction 97, Lot 407

"Persia, Sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson

Subject: Persia

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.7 inches
49.5 x 37.3 cm

Handsome map of the Persian Empire covering the region from the Caucasus to India with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. Good detail of hundreds of tiny villages. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche, and scale of miles, each with figures displaying native costume.


Condition: B

Lovely original outline color with fully colored decorations. Tiny split on bottom fold and small tear in margin, both well away from the map. A bit of very unobtrusive light foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $450 - $500


Closed on 12/5/2001