The scroll reads: "Most of the provinces are now under the rule of Sofi and are commonly called the kingdom of Persia. The land is very fertile and the climate is very temperate. These have always been proud men and opposed to the Roman people…they are almost all mohammedan but with an observance that is different from that of the Turks, for which reason they are always fighting with them." Photo: Rabatti&Domingie


  • Title: Iran
  • Date Created: 1565/1575
  • cartographer: Egnazio Danti
  • Theme: map
  • Physical Dimensions: w63 x h117 cm (Complete)
  • Original title: Iran
  • Historical information: The panels in the Maps'Room are 53. 30 out of these were realized by the dominican friar from Perugia Egnazio Danti, the court cosmographer from 1553 to 1575; the remaining 23 were realized by the olivetan monk Stefano Bonsignori from 1576 to 1586. The panels show all the world as known at the time.
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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