A beautiful engraved map of Persia by G. Mercator. Depicting the regions of contemporary Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. Notable place-names such as Tabriz (formerly Tauris), Tehran (Taron), Isfahan (Ispaham), Qum (Coma), and Shiraz (Schiras) can be identified within the Iranian territory. In Iraq, key cities like Bagadet (Baghdad), Balsara (Basra), and Mosul are featured on the map, while the ancient ruins of Babylon are also clearly marked. In Afghanistan, the cities of Chabul and Candahar are prominently displayed. In the south the Persian Gulf, in the north the Caspian Sea.
With two beautiful coloured cartouche. From the 1633 edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas, French text on verso.
|Title||Persici vel Sophorum Regni typus|
|Publisher, Year||H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633|
|Plate Size||35.2 x 50.3 cm (13.9 x 19.8 inches)|
|Sheet Size||48.0 x 56.7 cm (18.9 x 22.3 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8200:1A|
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