Auction 134, Lot 584

"Turcicum Imperium", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Turkish Empire

Period: 1625 (published)

Publication: Purchas his Pilgrimes…

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm

Originally published in Hondius' Atlas Minor this attractive miniature map of the Turkish Empire was one of the many Hondius copperplates used by the English travel writer Samuel Purchas to illustrate the text of his important and influential collection of voyages. The finely engraved map is derived from Hondius' folio map and extends from Rome and Libya through the Caspian Sea and the Arabian peninsula. On a complete sheet of English text with an interesting description of the empire.


Condition: A

Trimmed close to neatline at lower right corner, else very good.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2010