Etats du Grand-Seigneur en Asie, Empire de Perse, Pays des Usbecs, Erabie et Egypte
Detailed map of Persia and the eastern Ottoman Empire by Robert de Vaugondy.
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This attractive copperplate engraved map shows Central Asia and the Arabian Peninsula in some detail in the mid-18th century. Simple topography is depicted pictorially, and various font styles reflect different place names, regions, and kingdoms. Numerous interesting annotations (in French) are also provided; relating to particular geographic features, trade routes, or local tribes.
Five distance scales are included, and the lower left contains a decorative cartouche featuring two figures, one of which is holding an opium pipe. A nearby book likely relates to the long history of Muslim scholarship in the region.
Published in Paris by Robert de Vaugondy in 1753 for inclusion in his Atlas Universel.
References: Pedley 389.
Publication Date: 1753
Author: Robert de Vaugondy
Sheet Width (in): 26.60
Sheet Height (in): 20.00
Condition Description: Narrow upper margin and moderate creasing along the vertical centerfold. Two offsetting damp stains along the top and bottom of the sheet, the lower pair confined to the margins. Original outline color.
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