Auction 126, Lot 670

"Turcici Imperii Imago", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

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


Condition: A

There is a printer's crease on the leftt side of the map and some damp stains in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/3/2008