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  ASIA 
 Persia 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [Incunable map of Persia]
Quinta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour with blue finishing on the sea area and rivers. Woodcut, 385 x 555mm. Minor restoration near centrefold;
A very early map of Persia, with metal-type lettering within a coloured trapezoid border, with a Latin-text on verso with a coloured capital. The map was originally published in 1482 by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition in 1486.
[Ref: 9281]    £6,500.00 ($8,580 • €7,280 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century Dutch map of Persia]
Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1574, Latin edition. Original colour. 350 x 500mm.
Original map of Persia from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world, first published in 1570. The map is drawn from Gastaldi's map of Asia Minor of 1564 and Ortelius' map of Asia published in 1567. Includes a large strapwork title cartouche and a sphinx sitting on the scale. VAN DEN BROECKE: 167, first state.
[Ref: 15258]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Persia]
Persia. Antwerp, J.B.Vrients, 1602, Italian edition. 90 x 125mm.
Persia, from the plate engraved by the Arsenius brothers, first issued 1601, with longitude and latitude numbers in the borders. Vrients did not purchase the Arsenius plates from Keerbergen until after 1604, so he must have rented the plates or bought printed sheets for this edition. KOEMAN: Ort 61.
[Ref: 7466]    £90.00 ($119 • €101 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The Bertius map of Persia]
Persicum Regnum. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
Miniature map of Persia, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Unlike the earlier plate, this version has longitude and latitude lines. KOEMAN: Lan 11a, 'With the new plates, the work was certainly improved.
[Ref: 15214]    £170.00 ($224 • €190 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Map of Persia from the Mercator atlas]
Persici vel Sophorum Regni Typus. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, jnr, 1619. French text edition. Original Colour. 355 x 510mm. Narrow left margin.
A fine map of Persia engraved by Jodocus Hondius snr for his editions of Mercator's atlas, here published by his son. KOEMAN: ME 26a.
[Ref: 15259]    £550.00 ($726 • €616 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th Century English carte à figure map of Persia]
The Kingdome of Persia with the cheef Citties and Habites described. London: George Humble, 1627. 390 x 510mm. A fine, dark impression.
A 17th century map of Persia, published in John Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. It is decorated with four city prospects (Isfahan, Ormus, Tabriz & Gilan) along the top and with eight costume vignettes down the sides. The Caspian Sea still has not been mapped properly: it is shown wider than it is tall.
[Ref: 16810]    £1,850.00 ($2,442 • €2,072 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Persia]
Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Persia. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14686]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


SPEED, John. [17th century English carte à figure map of Persia]
The Kingdome of Persia with the cheef Citties and Habites described. London: Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm.
A very decorative map of Persia, published in John Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. It is decorated with four city prospects (Isfahan, Ormus, Tabriz & Gilan) along the top and with eight costume vignettes down the sides. The Caspian Sea still has not been mapped properly: it is shown wider than it is tall.
[Ref: 16745]    £2,000.00 ($2,640 • €2,240 rates)


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 ($422 • €358 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 ($422 • €358 rates)


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