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Auction 151, Lot 593

"Magni Turcarum Dominatoris Imperium per Europam, Asiam, et Africam...", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19.5 inches
57.7 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 a close copy of Visscher's map from 1690, and is filled with details of towns, rivers and mountains. There are a number of geographical errors, such as Yemen (Iemeni Princ) located in Oman, and Oman (Omanae Princ) located in the middle of the desert. The gorgeous, large title cartouche featuring the emperor, merchants, soldiers and a lion was engraved by Abraham Drentwet, Jr.

References: Ankary #153.

Condition: A

A bright, clean example with just a touch of toning along centerfold, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that just enters map border at bottom.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/19/2014