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17th century English carte à figure map of Persia

SPEED, John.

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.


Stock ID : 16810

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Stock Id :16810

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17th century English carte à figure map of Persia

SPEED, John.

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.


Stock ID : 16810

£1,850

£1,850

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