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Early 17th century Ottoman Empire with conqueror of Constantinople

Place/Date: Amsterdam / ca. 1606
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Title: Turcici Imperii Imago
Dimensions
36.5 x 48.8 cm (14.25 x 19.25 in)
Identifier
NL-00026
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Map showing the Ottoman Empire at its peak, from the Balkans in the northwest to the Arabian peninsula in the southeast, with North Africa, Greece, Palestine, present Syria and Iraq, much of Persia, etc.

A portrait of Sultan Mehmed II, conqueror of Constantinople, tops the title cartouche.

Verso Text: English

Cartographer(s)

Jodocus Hondius

Jodocus Hondius (Latinized version of his Dutch name: Joost de Hondt) (14 October 1563 – 12 February 1612) was a Flemish engraver and cartographer. He is sometimes called Jodocus Hondius the Elder to distinguish him from his son Jodocus Hondius II.

Hondius is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. One of the notable figures in the Golden Age of Dutch/Netherlandish cartography (c. 1570s–1670s), he helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century.

Condition Description

Stains in top margin away from map image, a little wear along centerfold, colors a bit muted.

References

Tibbetts #62.

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