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Auction 180, Lot 613

"Imperium Turcicum in Europa, Asia et Africa, Regiones Proprias, Tributarias, Clientelares...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1716 (published)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 19.1 inches
56.6 x 48.5 cm
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Striking map of the Turkish Empire stretching from the Balkan peninsula to the Caspian Sea and from Egypt through the Arabian peninsula. The elaborate title cartouche is surrounded by figures representing the conquest and the riches of the empire. This map is based on Visscher's map of the region from 1690 (Magni Turcarum Domini Imperium in Europe). Engraved by C. Steinberger. This is Homann's earlier and rarer map of the region, which was replaced with a newly-engraved edition for later atlases.

References: cf. Ankary #160; Tibbetts #175.

Condition: A

Full contemporary color with light toning and soiling along the edges of the sheet and a short centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/18/2020