Auction 121, Lot 698

"Turcicum Imperium", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Turkish Empire

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16.2 inches
52.1 x 41.1 cm

This is a very handsome map covering the Turkish Empire at the height of Ottoman rule. The region covered is from the Balkans to Persia and from Northern Africa through the Arabian Peninsula. It is embellished with a fine cartouche showing the Turkish Sultan on his throne and allegorical figures at either side brandishing weapons. Sailing ships can be seen in the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas. German text on verso.


Condition: B+

An attractive example on a strong sheet with a couple of rust spots in the map and margin. Centerfold professionally reinforced on verso with tissue.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/26/2007