Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 635

"Magni Turcarum Dominatoris Imperium per Europam, Asiam, et Africam, se Extendens Regiones tam Proprias, quam Tributarias et Clientelares...", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.6 inches
57.9 x 49.8 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 dark impression on watermarked paper with bold, original color in the map and later color in the cartouche. There is minor soiling primarily confined to the blank margins, and archival repairs to a short centerfold separation at top and a tear confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/13/2017