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Auction 99, Lot 435

"Persia, Sive Sophorum Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Persia

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 cm

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 of hundreds of tiny villages. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche featuring the Shah Abbass the Great and two warriors, and scale of miles.


Condition: A

Fine original color with two small tears in margin, closed with paper tape and well away from map.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/12/2002