Auction 137, Lot 677

"Portae Ottomanicae Regna & Ditiones per Europam, Asiam & Africam diffusae dummo Studio Descriptae", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Middle East, Turkish Empire

Period: 1720 (published)

Publication: Atlas Manualis

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.1 x 10.6 inches
33.3 x 26.9 cm

A crisply detailed map of the Ottoman Empire, illustrating the area around the eastern Mediterranean, the Black, Caspian, Red Seas and the Persian Gulf. The attractive cartouche features two Moorish figures in full costume, eagles and a fierce cat's face. This map is a reduction of Homann's map, engraved by Michael Kauffer.

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Condition: B+

A dark impression, with light toning and a few minor creases at top.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/14/2011

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