Auction 123, Lot 665

"Turcici Imperii Imago", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Turkish Empire

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

Lovely small map based on Ortelius' cartography showing the extent of the Turkish Empire. It includes the Balkans, northeastern Africa, Arabia and all the Middle East. The title is enclosed in a ribbon-style cartouche. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet with a minor marginal spot, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/20/2008

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