Auction 122, Lot 675

"Turcicum Imperium. Turckische Reych", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Turkish Empire

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14 x 10.8 inches
35.6 x 27.4 cm

This handsome map covers the Turkish Empire at the height of the Ottoman Empire -- 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.


Condition: B

Small wormholes around the lower centerfold and a stain and abrasion on the left border. Bottom margin with smudged facsimile of the neatline.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2007