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Jonas Hanway, 1753. Map. Uncolored engraving. Measures 13 1/2" x 21 1/4". This incredibly detailed map features a chart of the Caspian Sea and its surroundings, harbors and anchorages. Oriented with north to the right, depicts the 'world's largest lake' when it was being explored by Europeans to open up navigational possibilities to aid with trade in Asia. The coastline are exquisitely detailed with oceanic depths noted and beautifully rendered topography. A note in the bottom right states that 'This.....
New York: Edwin Hill, 1906. Prefatory poem by Edmund Gosse. Tall thick 8vo, burgundy cloth, paper label. Printed on Italian hand-made paper, unopened and untrimmed. New York: Edwin Hill, 1906. Very good (+). One of only 206 numbered copies signed by the publisher. A classic in Persian folklore. The book calls for 2 illustrations by Alma Tadema but they are not present, nor do they appear to have been removed.