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Matthaus Seutter: Nova Imperii Persici

Map: MEAST3703
 
Cartographer: Matthaus Seutter
Title: Nova Imperii Persici
Date: c. 1740
Published: Augsburg
Width: 20 inches / 51 cm
Height: 23 inches / 59 cm
Map ref: MEAST3703
Description:
Stunning map of Iran (Persia) flanked by two large, intricate cartouches. One shows an allegorical figure of Persia seated on a throne being presented with the wealth of her country. Around her are the figure of Justice and Strife. The second vignette is a coastal view depicting the Persian Gulf's famous pearl fishing industry. The empire's provinces are demarcated and coloured, and mountains are represented pictorially.

Rich original hand-colour. [MEAST3703]