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  ASIA 
 Near East 

SPEED, John. [John Speed's 17th Century map of the Turkish Empire]
The Turkish Empire. London: Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. A few minor repairs, top margins reinstated
Speed's classic map of the Turkish Empire, with ten costume vignettes down the sides and eight city prospects, including Constantinople, Jerusalem and Alexandria, along the top. On the verso a description of the Turkish Empire and the religious habits of its people. It was published in Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first atlas of the world to be published in England, so illustrating the Ottoman Empire for the first time. A classic collector's item TIBBETTS: 77.
[Ref: 18226]    £2,500.00 ($3,185 • €2,788 rates)


VISSCHER, Nicolas. [A scarce two-sheet map of the Turkish Empire]
Magni Turcarum Domini Imperium in Europa, Asia, et Africa... Amsterdam, Pieter Schenk II, c.1730. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 505 x 845mm.
A large-format map of the Turkish Empire, showing the complete Mediterranean and Europe up to southern England. A large title cartouche features figures paying tribute to the sultan, designed by Philip Tideman and engraved by Willem van den Gouwen. This map was first published by Visscher in 1698; this example was published after the Viisscher plates were sold up after the death of Nicolas's widow Elizabeth in 1726. TIBBETTS: 154.
[Ref: 18443]    £1,400.00 ($1,784 • €1,561 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Miniature map of the Turkish Empire]
Magni Turcarum Dominatoris Imperium accuratura delin... Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, c.1760. Original body colour. 200 x 270mm.
An uncommon small version of Seutter's map of the Turkish Empire, published in the 'Atlas Minor'. It was engraved c.1744 by Lotter, Seutter's son-in-law, and published after he took over the firm.
[Ref: 18361]    £225.00 ($287 • €251 rates)


NOEL et VIVIEN. [A large and detailed early 19th century map of the Ottoman Empire]
Carte de l'Empire Ottoman Comprenant les Possessions de la Porte en Europe, en Asie, et en Afrique; Avec les Parties Limitrophes de l'Arabie, de la Perse, de la Russie et de l'Empire Austriche. Dressée par Nöel et Vivien, Geographes; et Gravée par Giraldon-Bovinet. Paris: Giralden Bouvinet & C.ie, 1825. Original outline colour. Twelve sheets conjoined, total 1190 x 1300mm.
A large map coving from the Balkans to the Ukraine, Caspian Sea, Western Persia, Arabia and the Nile. It is unusual in that it uses stipple engraving to give texture to the open areas, especially in Arabia. It is also an unusually international publication, published in France by the engraver, with the assistance of publishers in other countries: James Wyld and John Cary in London; Artaria & Fontaine in Mannheim; Villardi in Milan; Bouffa & Fils in Amsterdam; and Brunin in Glasgow (a publisher not listed in Tooley's Dictionary).
[Ref: 18617]    £1,100.00 ($1,401 • €1,227 rates)


 Arabia 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [A rare and important 15th century map of Arabia]
Sexta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Woodcut, original colour, slightly retouched. 300 x 565mm. Some restoration mainly to bottom margin.
The Arabian peninsula from an incunabula edition of Ptolemy's Geographia , within a trapezoid border with metal type for the lettering. The title is on the verso with a Latin-text description, with a coloured capital. The map was originally published by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition of this version in 1486. See TIBBETTS: 8.
[Ref: 14514]   P.O.A.


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th century Italian map of Arabia]
Arabia Felice nuova Tavola. Venice, c.1562. 190 x 260mm.
Ruscelli's 'modern' map of Arabia from his 'La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo'. Based largely on the earlier Ptolemaic maps by Giocomo Gastaldi from 1548, the map extends from the Arabian Desert south as far as the Horn of Africa and includes modern day Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Early settlements, rivers, mountains, lakes, and various topographic features are noted.
[Ref: 18343]    £400.00 ($510 • €446 rates)


 The Holy Land 

BELLEFOREST, François de. [A scarce woodcut map of Jerusalem]
Jerusalem. Paris: Michel Sonnius & Nicolas Chesneau, 1575. Woodcut, image size 310 x 460, set in letterpress.
A woodcut map after Georg Braun's map of Jerusalem at the time of Christ and in the present day. It was published in the ''Cosmographie Universelle', which contained the text of Munster's 'Cosmography' translated into French by Belleforest and maps copied from various sources including Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg.
[Ref: 14281]    £900.00 ($1,147 • €1,004 rates)


QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of the Holy Land]
Palaestina Quae Et Terra Sancta Vel Terra Promissionis.. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 300 x 285mm.
Holy Land, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens', with two inset text boxes in Latin. LAOR: 630.
[Ref: 18350]    £425.00 ($541 • €474 rates)


 Turkey 

FORESTI, Giacomo. [Early 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Costantinopolo Citta bellissima. Venice: c.1524. Woodcut, 90 x 145mm, set in Italian text.
An early diagrammatic prospect of Constantinople from Foresti da Bergamo's 'Novissime Hystoriæ'. Foresti (1434-1520) was a noted historian in his day: his 'Supplementum Chronicarum' (1491), was plagarised by Hartmann Schedel, appearing word for word in the more famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle' (1493).
[Ref: 18405]    £180.00 ($229 • €201 rates)


MONCORNET, Balthazar. [A scarce 17th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinople. Parris: Moncornet, c.1660. 340 x 510mm.
A superbly-detailed prospect of Constantinople from Galata, based on the same 1635 view used by Merian. It depicts both sides of the Golden Horn in great detail, with the important buildings identified by a 29-point key below.
[Ref: 18218]    £2,250.00 ($2,867 • €2,509 rates)


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