C1821

Persia. [Iran]

Scarce issue of this detailed large scale chart of Persia. This issue has the title at lower left rather than at top right as mostly found in most editions of this atlas. Reference: Worms p.661, Tooley 1258Thompson’s maps are often … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Persia. [Iran]

Date:

C1821

Condition:

Some offsetting, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

605mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Persia. [Iran] - Antique Print from 1821

Genuine antique
dated:

1821

Description:

Scarce issue of this detailed large scale chart of Persia. This issue has the title at lower left rather than at top right as mostly found in most editions of this atlas.


Reference: Worms p.661, Tooley 1258

Thompson’s maps are often incorrectly dated as they show a publication date of 1814 but were in fact issued in his, 
Thompson’s New General Atlas, which was first issued in 1817 and with a number of editions after that date..

John Thomson (1804 - 1837)

Thomson was a Scottish cartographer, publisher and bookbinder active in Edinburgh during the early part of the 19th century. Thomson is generally one of the leading masters of the Edinburgh school of cartography which flourished from roughly 1800 to 1830. Thomson & his contemporaries (Pinkerton & Cary) redefined European cartography by abandoning typical 18th century decorative elements such as elaborate title cartouches and fantastic beasts in favor of detail and accuracy. Thomson's principle works include the Thomson's New General Atlas, published from 1817 to 1821.

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