Illustrating Persia is a collection of 35 sheets from “The Illustrated London News” and “The Graphic”, containing prints of sceneries and culture of Persia, dating from visits of the Persian Royals ‘Nasser al-Din Shah’ and ‘Mazaffar al-Din Shah’ to England in the second half of the nineteenth century.

This digitial collection is founded in a donation from Dr. Cyrus Ala'i's private collection.  Dr. Ala'i is an internationally renowned scholar of Persian cartography in the Maps of Persia.

More information about Dr. Ala'i is available in the Encyclopaedia Iranica.