"Turcicum Imperium", Hondius/Bertius
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1618 (published)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…
Color: Hand Color
5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 cm
A handsome miniature map of the Middle East, extending from Italy in the west to the Arabian Sea and a horizontally oriented Caspian Sea in the east. Tiny towns, rivers and mountain ranges are depicted, and the map is adorned with a strapwork cartouche and stippled sea. The majority of the maps for Bertius' geographical treatise were engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jr. after Mercator. French text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8100:342.
Nice impression and color with a hint of toning.