Rare Antique prints of Persepolis / Virtual Rare Map Fair


Title: [Antique prints of Persepolis] Steinhaufen von Persepolis / Steinhaufen von zweyen Portalen.
Author: Anonym, German.
PlaceAndYear: Halle, 1763-92.
Description: From 'Algemeine Welthistorie (der Neuern Zeiten)', edited by S.J.Baumgarten,J.S.Semler a.o.
Persepolis (Old Persian تخت جمشید Pārsa, Takht-e Jamshid or Chehel Minar) was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550-330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. In contemporary Persian, the site is known as Takht-e Jamshid (Throne of Jamshid). The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BCE. To the ancient Persians, the city was known as Pārsa, which means "The City of Persians". Persepolis is a transliteration of the Greek Πέρσης πόλις (Persēs polis: "Persian city").
Dimensions: 16 x 34 cm / 17 x 21 cm, uncoloured.
Condition: excellent
Technique: copper engraving
  • Number: 1013419
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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