"Estats, de l'Empire des Turqs en Europe; et Pays Circomvoisins; Entre Lesquels sont Hongrie, Transilvanie, Valaquie, Moldavie, Petite Tatarie...", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1655 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.8 inches
50.3 x 40.1 cm
This map of the Balkans shows the extent of the Turkish Empire in Europe. The map extends from Italy in the west to Turkey in the east, and as far north as Krakow, Poland. There is good detail of towns and political boundaries.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V .
Original outline color with later color in the cartouche on paper with a large coat of arms watermark. There are a couple of tiny spots and a professionally repaired tear adjacent to the centerfold that extends 6" into image.