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   M-12901 - John Speed Map of Persia, c. 1626


 

Description:

“THE KINGDOME OF PERSIA with the cheef Citties and Habites described”

London: John Speed, c. 1626 from the Atlas "A PROSPECT OF THE MOST FAMOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD" Exceptionally fine engraved map with old hand-color in English style.(Image: 15 ½ x 20 ¼’’). Engraved by Abraham Goos. Verso text: English. Some chipping and small tears in margin not into map.

This highly decorative map depicts the Persian Empire in the 1620’s.

It is one of the most ornate cartes a figures to include the Caspian Sea and the territories of modern-day Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. Topographical features shown and most major towns, cities, mountain ranges and waterways are named. A fine Cartes à Figures Map.

Across the top of are panoramas of four major Persian cities: “Spaha, Ormus, Tarvis & Gilan” (present day Isfahan, Hormuz, Tabriz & Tehran); the panels at each side illustrate the social hierarchy of Persian society with full-length portraits of a nobleman, citizen, countryman, and Turkish man with their respective female partners.

Inventory Number: M-12901

Dealer  

Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: 17th Century (1601-1700)
Date: c. 1626
Origin: Published in London
Condition: Some chipping and small tears in margin - not into map.
Measurements: Image: 15 ½ x 20 ¼’’
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Web-site: http://www.cepuckett.com
Price: $2400.
E-mail: Inquire
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