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Reys Togt Van A.Sherley ... Gedaan Van Aleppo Over Babylonien...

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Reys Togt Van A.Sherley ... Gedaan Van Aleppo Over Babylonien... : P.Van Der Aa

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A finely engraved small map of Persia and the Gulf, with a vignette inset at the lower left corner of the English traveller Anthony Shirley at the Court of the Emperor. In 1598 Sherley travelled to Persia, where, falsely representing himself as an English envoy, he gained some trading privileges. On returning to Europe a few years later as the shah's envoy, he visited various European courts attempting to arrange alliances with Persia against the Ottomans. An account of Sherley's Persian travels was published in London in 1613.
mapmaker: P.Van Der Aa  
place and date of publication: Leiden 1707
medium and colour: copperplate, coloured
size in mm: 165 x 230
ref: 37909

Price: £ 400£ 240

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