Persepolis

    Date
    1 January 1694
    Creator
    Unknown, Artist
    After
    Cornelis de Bruijn (1647 - 1727, Dutch) , Traveller
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    LBC
    Manuscript page number
    vol11ii p11a
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (page): 225mm
    width (page): 346mm
    Subject
    Content object
    Description
    A copy of a drawing of the ruins of Persepolis (or Chilminar in Persian) by Cornelis de Bruijn (1652-1726/7), a Dutch painter and traveller, sent from Nicolaes Witsen to Martin Lister in January 1694. It was printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 18, no. 210 (May 1694).

    This was copied from LBO/11ii/011a.
    Transcription
    Since you have been pleas'd to Communicate to me an Inscription found at Persepolis, I thought it would be Acceptable to send you the draughts of part of the Ruines of the stone works of that proud palace, given me by the person himself that drew them upon the place.
    Transcribed by the Making Visible project
    Object history
    This image was printed in N. Witsen, 'A letter, with two draughts of the famous Persepolis', Phil. Trans. vol. 18, no. 210 (May 1694), pp. 117-18.
    Related fellows
    Nicolaus Witsen (1641 - 1717, Dutch) , Traveller and Diplomat, Traveller
    Martin Lister (1639 - 1712, British) , Physician
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Asia
          > Iran
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.14925
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