Old Map of Tehran by Sahab Abbas, 1956: Mehran, Bazaar, Abouzar, Sadeghiyeh
Old Map of Tehran by Sahab Abbas, 1956: Mehran, Bazaar, Abouzar, Sadeghiyeh
Old Map of Tehran by Sahab Abbas, 1956: Mehran, Bazaar, Abouzar, Sadeghiyeh

Old Map of Tehran by Sahab Abbas, 1956: Mehran, Bazaar, Abouzar, Sadeghiyeh

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This beautiful and detailed map of Tehran by Sahab Abbas offers a fascinating glimpse into the city's past. Originally created in 1956, this map shows the city in great detail, with its many streets, neighborhoods, and landmarks clearly marked. Here are the five most significant things that are shown on this map:

  1. The city center: The map shows the city center in great detail, with its many streets, squares, and buildings clearly marked. Of particular note is the Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tehran.

  2. The Tehran Bazaar: The map also shows the Tehran Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The bazaar is a bustling hub of activity, with its many stalls selling everything from spices and textiles to carpets and jewelry.

  3. The University of Tehran: The map also shows the University of Tehran, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Iran. The university is located in the city center and is home to a number of faculties and institutes.

  4. The Shah Mosque: The map also shows the Shah Mosque, a beautiful and historic mosque located in the city center. The mosque is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tehran and is a fine example of Iranian architecture.

  5. The Tochal Mountains: The map also shows the Tochal Mountains, a range of mountains located to the north of Tehran. The mountains are a popular destination for hiking and skiing and offer stunning views of the city below.

  6. These significant locations are included on this map:
  7. Baharestan Square
  8. Sepahsalar Street
  9. The National Museum of Iran
  10. The Golestan Palace
  11. The Masoudieh Palace
  12. The Qasr-e-Qajar Museum
  13. The Imamzadeh Saleh Mosque
  14. The Tajrish Bazaar
  15. The Darband Ski Resort
  16. The Tochal Telecabin
  17. The Farahzad Ski Resort
  18. The Lavasan Lake
  19. The Karaj Dam
  20. The Varamin Plain
  21. The Shahryar Plain
  22. The Robat Karim Plain
  23. The Eslamshahr Plain
  24. The Qom Road
  25. The Saveh Road
  26. The Karaj Road
  27. The Chalous Road
  28. The Haraz Road
  29. The Firuzkuh Road
  30. The Damavand Road
  31. The Tehran-Shomal Freeway
  32. The Tehran-Qom Freeway
  33. The Tehran-Isfahan Freeway
  34. The Tehran-Karaj Freeway
  35. The Tehran-Varamin Freeway
  36. The Tehran-Shomal Expressway
  37. The Tehran-Qom Expressway
  38. The Tehran-Isfahan Expressway
  39. The Tehran-Karaj Expressway
  40. The Tehran-Varamin Expressway

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 18x12in (46x30.5cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x36in (61x91.5cm), 30x45in (76x114.5cm), 33x50in (84x127cm), 40x60in (102x153cm) and 47x70in (120x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 100in (254cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 24x36in (61x91.5cm) version of this map.

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The labels on this map are very small at 16x20in (40.5x51cm). The map is still very attractive, but you may struggle to read the smallest letters. Please buy a larger map if it's important to be able to read the map easily.

If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my collection of the best old maps to see if something else catches your eye.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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See some examples of my framed maps and framed canvas maps.

A few different frame colours are available for free (black, brown, white and natural). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

Alternatively, I can also supply old maps on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

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For most orders, delivery time is about 3 working days. Personalised and custom made maps take longer, as I have to do the personalisation and send it to you for approval, which usually takes a day or two.

Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/200gsm. It's perfect for framing.

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I can also make maps on canvas, cotton rag and other exotic materials.

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If you're looking for the perfect anniversary or housewarming gift, I can personalise your map to make it truly unique. For example, I can add a short message, or highlight an important location, or add your family's coat of arms.

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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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