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Armenia and Azarbayjan. Darband on the Caspian in the top right hand corner and Ardabil slightly right of centre at the junction of three roads. Opaque watercolour. Mongol style Image taken from Tarjuma-i al-Masalik wa al-Mamalik, by al-Istakhri, a Persian adaptation of a geographical work, with 18 maps. Originally published in 1300 - 1320.
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