"Imperium Turcicum in Europa, Asia et Africa…", Valck, Gerard and Leonard
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Period: 1725 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.5 x 19.3 inches
59.7 x 49 cm
This detailed map of the Ottoman Empire is a fine example of the stark style that came into vogue at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The title is simply engraved at top flanked by a key on the left and distance scales on the right. The map shows the extent of the empire from the Balkan peninsula through the Caspian Sea and from northern Africa through the Arabian Peninsula. An inset continues to include the kingdoms of Tangiers and Algeria.
Original color with some minor soil and a light impression on the neatlines. One small hole in right-hand blank margin, and two small worm tracks in lower blank margin.