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Sahab's Map of Tehran

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Sahab's Map of Tehran

Date of publication:

  • 1961
  • Place of publication:


  • original
  • Mapmaker:

  • Abbas Sahab
  • This map of Tehran features a legend in the borders listing 218 places of interest in the pre-Revolutionary city. The mapmaker’s own premises are identified within a red oval in the right hand part of the map.

    Abbas (1921-2000) was encouraged by his father and his teachers to draft maps from a remarkably young age: ‘considered by many as the father of modern Persian cartography... he established the SGDI [Sahab Geographic and Drafting Institute] in 1936 and spent the rest of his life expanding it’. Read more

    Condition & Materials 

    Second edition, sheet size 48.5 x 68 cm, printed in colours, text in Persian and English, blank verso, folding into publisher’s colour printed paper wrappers; price stamped on front cover, tape mark to back cover. A first edition was published in 1958. 


    OCLC: 48603654 (locates 8 examples: 4 in North America, 2 in the UK, 2 in the Netherlands).

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