Auction 122, Lot 690

"Turcarum Genius, Indoles Mores et Consuetudines", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 9.3 inches
18.5 x 23.6 cm

This ornate allegorical view of the Ottoman culture by Johann Degler was included in Scherer's atlas. Latin notes relate to 'barbarians', including architecture, battles, sultans, and even a scene of punishment, or 'castigatio' in the right corner. An angel holds the title in a banner cartouche at top. Deftly engraved by Joseph a Montelegre.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/5/2007