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FRESCHOT, Casimir Don. [An extremely rare miniature map of Persia]
(116) Persia in Asia. ha il suo Imperatore ò Sophy. di Religione Mahemetana. Longhessa 600. leghe incira. Venice: Giovanni Pare', c. 1680. Sheet 51 x 51mm. Trimmed from a large broadsheet.
Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate "the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility", of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare. "Charta Geographica" magazine, vol.1, page 76; plus insert with facsimile broadsheet.
[Ref: 11154]    £320.00 ($414 • €371 rates)

MOORE, Jonas. [Seventeenth century map of Persia]
Persia. London, Robert Scott, 1681. 175 x 215mm.
Rare map of Persia, published in 'Moore's ''A new Geography with the maps to each Country and Tables of Longitude & Latitiude'.
[Ref: 16800]    £320.00 ($414 • €371 rates)

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Ptolemaic Persia]
Tab. V. Asiæ, Repræsentansd Mediam, Hyrcaniam, Assyriam, Susianam, ac Persidem. Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 350 x 455mm.
First published 1578, this map comes from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.
[Ref: 8508]    £200.00 ($259 • €232 rates)

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Persia]
R. di Farsistan anticamente Persia, et Elam del proprio Soffi. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Persia engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13011]    £450.00 ($582 • €522 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of Persia with vignettes]
Persia. London: J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 350 x 255mm.
Detailed map of Iran, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, with a vignette view of Ispahan, and depictions of a mounted Persian, Kurds and a camel.
[Ref: 18521]    £125.00 ($162 • €145 rates)

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