Four Engravings of Persian Customs and Costumes

£120

[Paris], 1710, four hand coloured engravings depicting Persian customs and costumes, slight overall toning,

[Paris], 1710, four hand coloured engravings depicting Persian customs and costumes, slight overall toning,

Four attractive plates from ‘Sir John Chardin’s Travels in Persia’. The account of Chardin’s travels to Persia, via India and Russia from 1664-1669 and 1671-77, is a highly regarded and reliable source of information on the court, art, religion and culture of Safavid Persia. The subjects of these prints include a torture device, smoking and a mounted warrior.

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