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Item ID Number: 4655

Map Number 4655 
Cartographer Nicolas Sanson 
Title L'Empire du Sophy des Perses. 
Date 1652 
Place of Publication Paris 
Image Size (mm) 192 x 247 
Image Size (Inches) 7.56 x 9.72 
Coloring Hand Colored 
Condition Very Good 
Notes This is an important 17th-century map of Iran, published in Paris by Nicolas Sanson, the greatest 17th-century French cartographer. The map depicts Iran at the time of Shah Abbas II of the Safavid dynasty. It is interesting to note that present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan and even part of India sit within Iran's borders, all of which were lost in due course by the kings of the Qajar dynasty. Also, as Sufism was the religion of Iran at the time of the Safavid dynasty, the title of the map refers to the "Empire of the Sufi of the Persians". 
References Ala'i E. 107. 
Price (US$) 375  
Short Description Maps Asia Middle East Iran, Iraq;  

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