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