Iran / Persia (30 Subjects)
Map showing the campaign of Alexander the Great, according to Quintus Curtius, Arrian and other historians.
Map of the Empire of Cyrus the Great.
Map of the Persian Empire in the era of Darius I.
Persian woman at Istanbul.
View of Tabriz, Iran.
View of Ardabil, Iran.
View of Soltaniyeh, Iran.
View of Saveh, Iran.
View of Qom, Iran.
View of Kashan, Iran.
View of Isfahan, Iran.
View of Hormuz, Iran.
Top: Kiosk in a banana tree forest. Bottom: Map of Bandar Abbash and nearby islands at the straits of Hormuz, Iran.
Chart of the Timurid dynasty (dynasty of Timur or Tamerlane). With the exception of Mirzah Mirah Schah, the rest of the persons on the chart rose to the throne albeit for a short time.
Types of rough and finished gemstones: diamonds and rubies.
1. Ruby bought by the uncle of the King of the Mongols in India for 90.000 rupees. The ruby was presented to the king on its birthday. 3,4. Rubies belonging to the king of Visapur, India. 5. Ruby belonging to affluent merchant from Varanasi, India. 6. Topaz belonging to the Mongol king of India.
1. Pearl belonging to the king of Persia. According to the author the pearl was bought from an Arab merchant of Katifa in 1633 for 32.000 toman. 2. Pearl belonging to the Mongol king of India. 3. Pearl sold by the author to the governor of Bengal, uncle of the Mongol king of India. 4. Pearls belonging to the Mongol king of India.
The deer from whose glands musk is extracted.
Coins of Persia.
The seal of Shah Ismail I of Persia, with an interpretation of the symbols by the author.
The tugra (signature) of the Shah of Persia, with interpretation of the symbols by the author.
Top: Kiosk in banana tree forest. Bottom: Map of Bandar Abbash and nearby islands at the straits of Hormuz, Iran.
Game of Persian cricket at a public square in Isfahan, as watched by the author.
Preparation of lime for construction purposes, Persia.
A prisoner is executed by torture on the orders of Shah Abbas in Persia. On the right, a Portuguese merchant turns his head away from the horrendous sight.
Prisoners executed by torture in Persia. On the left, a woman is killed after the executioner has placed a rabid cat under her clothes. At the centre, prisoner tortured with hot irons.
Leaves, stems and flowers of small bushes from Isfahan area.
Rock-cut Persian mausoleum at Çehel-minar near Şiraz, southwestern Iran.
Ruy Freire de Andrade, 17th-century Portuguese naval commander and colonist, throws into a boiling cauldron the new-born baby of a family native to the Persian gulf islands.
Votive stele from Susa, Iran.