Astrabad.Costume de Ville des Persannes.
Voy. en Asie, Fraser, Pag. 346. [French, n.d., c.1820.]
Fine hand coloured stipple and engraving, sheet 245 x 160mm. 9¾ x 6¼". Slightly tatty extremities.
A woman of Gorgan (formerly Astarabad), now the capital of Golestan Province, Iran. She wears a burka and veil. James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856) Scottish diplomatist, traveller, and author, was in the county of Inverness When Reza Koolee Murza and Nejeff Koole6 Murza, the exiled Persian princes, visited England, he was appointed to be their mehmindar, and on their return he accompanied them as far as Constantinople. He was afterwards sent to 'Persia on a diplomatic mission. The works by which he attained his literary reputation were accounts of his travels and fictitious tales illustrative of Eastern life. He travels and wrote extensively about Persia and its provinces.
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