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1897 Matthews - Northrup Persia

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"Persia (Iran), Afghanistan & Baluchistan"

Published by The Century Co., 1897

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This reproduction of the hand-colored engraving of "Persia (Iran), Afghanistan & Baluchistan" was originally published in New York in 1897 by The Century Co. for their The Century Atlas of the World. The map was expertly engraved by Matthews-Northrup Co. of Buffalo.

Today, Persia is known as Iran, while Baluchistan was the former name of the western part of Pakistan.

On the lower left is a chart giving the translations of some terms used within. On the lower right are notes on the size and political organization of the countries depicted. Persia is described as an independent country ruled by the shah, Afghanistan as ruled by an ameer (emir), and Baluchistan as partly under British administration and ruled by a khan.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.