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General maps of Persia 1477-1925

Author: Cyrus Alai
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Series: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Erste Abteilung,, Nahe und der Mittlere Osten ;, 80. Bd.
Edition/Format:   Map : English

With over four hundred separate map entries and over two hundred illustrations, this work covers the important printed general maps of Persia from the early editions of Ptolemy at the end of the 15th  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Reference works
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Cyrus Alai
ISBN: 9004147594 9789004147591
OCLC Number: 62283706
Description: xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 38 cm.
Contents: Contents to General Maps of Persia (second, revised edition)Key to Special Abbreviations Acknowledgements Foreword by Tony Campbell PrefaceIntroduction Chapter One: The Ptolemaic Maps of PersiaHistorical Background Ptolemy's Life and His Mapping of Persia The Fifth Map of Asia Depicting Persia Group PTOL-1, Bologna Group PTOL-2, Rome Group PTOL-3, Florence Group PTOL-4, Ulm Group PTOL-5, Early Venice Group PTOL-6, Schott, Strasbourg Group PTOL-7, Grueninger, Strasbourg Group PTOL-8, Basel Group PTOL-9, Gastaldi, Venice Group PTOL-10, Ruscelli, Venice Group PTOL-11, Mercator Plates, Cologne Group PTOL-12, The Netherlands Group PTOL-13, Magini, Venice; Cologne; Arnhem; Padua Group PTOL-14, Sessa, Venice Chapter Two: General and Regional Maps of PersiaHistorical Background Section One: Italian Maps Section Two: Maps from the Low Countries Section Three: French Maps Section Four: Germanic Maps Section Five: British Maps Section Six: Russian Maps Section Seven: American Maps Section Eight: Persian Maps Section Nine: Turkish Maps Section Ten: Spanish and Portuguese Maps A Curiosity Map, Persia as a Persian Cat List of Consulted Map Collections List of Figures List of Plates Bibliography, Excluding Maps, Atlases and Old Books (pre-1925)Chronological Index of Map Entries Index of Personal and Institutional Names Index of Geographical Names Addenda (including the maps: The Persian Empire, by Thomas Herbert, 1638 and Persiae ut et Maris Caspii Terrarumq vicinarum Delineatio noua A 1725 by Andreae Groenwall)
Series Title: Handbuch der Orientalistik., Erste Abteilung,, Nahe und der Mittlere Osten ;, 80. Bd.
Responsibility: by Cyrus Alai.


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