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1640Jansson, JanAmsterdamTurcicum Imperium$950 Picture

A copper plate engraved map, with hand colored wash

Size: 16-1/4 inches X 20-1/2 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is an excellent copy, with vivid hand-drawn outline colors. Small tears in lower margin expertly repaired, not affecting image.

Illustrates the Turkish Empire at the height of Ottoman rule, as it was known at this time including the Balkans, Greece, Asia Minor, Persia, Arabia and the Holy Land, and Egypt. The cartouche shows the Turkish Sultan on his throne flanked by a male and a female warrior. There are several colored sailing ship vignettes in the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas. Verso text in Latin.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 2 Page 429, Jansson, Jan, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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