"Turcicum Imperium. Turckische Reych", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Turkish Empire
Period: 1646 (circa)
Publication: Archontologia Cosmica…
Color: Hand Color
14 x 10.6 inches
35.6 x 26.9 cm
The Turkish Empire at the height of the Ottoman Empire is the subject of this handsome map. It covers the region 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 with unusual allegorical female warrior figures at either side brandishing weapons.