General Maps of Persia, 1477-1925

Here’s another big, expensive atlas to tell you about: Cyrus Alai’s General Maps of Persia, 1477-1925. According to Tony Campbell, who wrote the introduction and brought it to our attention on MapHist, Alai spent 15 years examining 1,200 maps to prepare this book; no one, he adds, has tackled this subject before.

Alai will talk about this book at the Washington Map Society’s March 16, 2006 meeting.