1840 Black Map of Persia and Afghanistan (Iran)
Description: A fine example of Adam and Charles Black's 1840 map of Persia. Set between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf, this map covers all of modern day Iran and Afghanistan as well as parts of adjacent Pakistan, and Iraq. Persia at this time was controlled by the powerful Qajar Dynasty of Shahs. This map was engraved by S. Hall for issue in the 1840 edition of Black's General Atlas.
Date: 1840 (undated)
Source: Hall, Sydney, Black's General Atlas: A series of Fifty-Four Maps from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources, Engraved on Steel, In the First Style of the Art, (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black) 1840.
References: Philips (atlases) 4334. Alai, C., General Maps of Perisa 1477-1925, E278.
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