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Auction 189, Lot 543

"Stato del Gran Turco Diviso ne suoi Beglierbati, o Governi, e ne Principati, che li sono Tributari da Guglielmo Sansone...", Cantelli da Vignola/de Rossi

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1679 (dated)

Publication: Mercurio Geografico...

Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 16.8 inches
57.7 x 42.7 cm
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This elegantly engraved Italian map of the Ottoman Empire spans from Brussels and Tunisia in the west to the easternmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula. There are plenty of place names and good topographical detail throughout the map. An inset at bottom left extends the coverage of northern Africa. The decorative title cartouche incorporates two sultans and various symbols of the Empire's might. There are three distance scales. Engraved by Giorgio Widman.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ROSS-1a #35.

Condition: B+

A strong impression on watermarked paper with light scattered foxing, a small tear at center, minor show-through of manuscript ink on verso at top left, and a short centerfold separation in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/14/2022