Auction 168, Lot 586

"Turcici Imperii Imago", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Northern Africa

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

Lovely small map based on Ortelius' map showing the extent of the Turkish Empire, which includes the Balkans, northeastern Africa, Arabia and all the Middle East. Title is enclosed in a ribbon-style cartouche. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. German text on verso.

References: Ankary #34; Tibbetts #80; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8100:352.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light, scattered foxing that is confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/6/2018

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