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 Near East 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [An early issue of Ortelius's map of the Turkish Empire]
Turcici Imperii Descriptio. Concordia parue res crecunt, Discordia maxime dilabuntur. Antwerp, 1574, Latin text edition. Coloured. 380 x 510mm. A fine impression.
A fine map of the Turkish Empire, stretching from the Danube to Arabia and around the Mediterranean west to Tripoli in Libya, with a title cartouche supported by two sphinxes. First published in 1570, this plate lasted only a decade: sometime in the course of 1579 the printing plate must have been damaged, as it was replaced by a very similar one with a different title cartouche. VAN DEN BROECKE: 168; TIBBETTS: 35.
[Ref: 18212]    £1,800.00 ($2,378 • €2,105 rates)

GASTALDI, Giacomo. [Scarce map illustrating the Turco-Persian War of 1578-90]
Descrittione della Prima Parte dell' Asia Con I nome Moderni o Barbari. Venice: Andrea Muschio & Barezzo Barezzi, 1588. Sheet 210 x 260mm. Trimmed within plate as issued (folded in the book)
A reduction of Gastaldi's important map of the Middle East, engraved to illustrate Giovanni Tommaso Minadoi's 'Historia della guerra fra Turchi, et Persiani', an eye-witness account of the war between the Ottoman and Safavid empires. Minadoi (1549-1615) travelled to Aleppo as the personal physician of Teodoro Balbi, the new Venetian Consul in Syria.
[Ref: 18817]    £1,150.00 ($1,519 • €1,345 rates)

DE JODE, Gerard. [16th century map of Eastern Europe to Central Asia]
Primæ Partis Asiæ acurata delineatio... Antwerp, 1593, Latin text edition. Original colour. 300 x 505mm.
The Ukraine, Turkey and Armenia, Cyprus, Palestine & upper Egypt, northern Arabia, Persia, the Caspian Sea with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & Afghanistan. Engraved c.1566-1570, this example comes from the 1593 edition of de Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', published two years after his death by his widow and son. This was to be the last edition: after the death of Cornelis De Jode in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to stop their re-issue. Some of the most famous names in cartography of this period appear on this map: De Jode was the great rival of Ortelius, with whom he had a long-running feud; Gastaldi, De Jode's source, is best known for his maps in the 'Lafreri-type' atlases; and Lucas & Jan van Doeticum, the engravers, are renowned for the flair of their work for Waghenaer, Linschoten and Ortelius. KOEMAN: Jod 2.
[Ref: 15731]    £4,750.00 ($6,275 • €5,554 rates)

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Early 17th Century map of the Turkish Empire]
Turcicum Imperium. Arnhem, c.1607, Latin text edition. 150 x 185mm, set in text.
The Turkish Empire, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his reduced version of the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. In 1621 the printing plates were sold to a London publisher: later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 11990]    £300.00 ($396 • €351 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of The Turkish Empire]
Tvrcici Imperii Descriptio. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of the Turkish Empire. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14682]    £150.00 ($198 • €175 rates)

DU VAL, Pierre. [Du Val's scarce folio map of the Turkish Empire]
L'Empire des Turcs, en Europ, en Asie, et en Afrique, avecque les priciplaes Routes qu'y tiennent les Caravanes. Paris, c.1671. Original outline colour. 380 x 535mm. Minor repair to centre fold.
An early edition of Du Val's map of the Turkish Empire, with Algeria shown as an inset. Unusually for the period, the map has caravan routes from Persia to Astracan, the Mediterranean and Cairo, and the pilgrim route from Cairo to Mecca. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'.
[Ref: 19095]    £600.00 ($793 • €702 rates)

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 is 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 map. TIBBETTS: 77.
[Ref: 18226]    £2,500.00 ($3,303 • €2,923 rates)

DE ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo. [Turkish Empire]
Stato del Gran Turco... Rome, c.1679. Original colour. 440 x 580mm. Trimmed to plate and laid on old paper for issue in a composite atlas.
The Turkish Empire, based on Sanson's map, prepared by Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola and engraved by Giorgio Widman for the 'Mercurio Geografico'. TIBBETTS: 133.
[Ref: 11248]    £850.00 ($1,123 • €994 rates)

JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [A two-sheet map of the Turkish Empire]
Estats del'Empire du Grand Seigneur des Turcs, en Europe, en Asie, et en Afrique... Paris, 1681. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 580 x 880mm.
Sanson's map of the Turkish Empire, enlarged by Jaillot in partnership with Sanson's heirs with fine baroque title and scale cartouches. It was published in Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', one of the largest general atlases up to that time. TIBBETTS: 151, a later example dated 1689.
[Ref: 14632]    £1,200.00 ($1,585 • €1,403 rates)

CALMET, Augustin Antoine. [18th century view of Tripoli]
Veue de la Ville, et du Port de Tripoly en Syrie. Paris, 1728. Coloured copper engraving. 330 x 445mm.
View of the city and port of Tripoli in northern Lenanon. The view includes a numbered key to important buildings and locations, a few ships are depicted in the bays. From Augustin Calmet's 'Dictionarium, historicum, criticum, chronologican, sacrae scripturae'.
[Ref: 16442]    £285.00 ($376 • €333 rates)

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