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Auction 174, Lot 637

"Turcicum Imperium", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.1 x 17.9 inches
56.1 x 45.5 cm
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This very handsome map covers the Turkish Empire at the height of its power. The region extends from the Balkans to Persia and from Northern Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, and is filled with place names, topographical features, and notes. It is embellished with a fine title cartouche with three Turks. This is the second state with additional detail in Italy and central Arabia, de Wit's imprint beneath the title, and no sign of engraver Joannes Lhuilier's imprint.

References: Ankary #80; Tibbetts #117.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with light scattered foxing concentrated at center, minor offsetting, and professional repairs along the centerfold.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/11/2019