Auction 139, Lot 566

"Magni Turcarum Dominatoris Imperium per Europam, Asiam, et Africam…", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Middle East, Turkish Empire

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.5 inches
57.9 x 49.5 cm

This striking map covers the Turkish Empire, extending to Greece, Arabia and Libya, with the Caspian and Black Seas and the eastern Mediterranean. The map is filled with details of towns, rivers and mountains. The gorgeous, large title cartouche featuring the emperor, merchants, soldiers and a lion was engraved by Abraham Drentwet, Jr.

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Condition: A

A bright, clean example with short centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins, just entering map border at bottom.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/15/2012

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