Early 17th century Ottoman Empire with conqueror of Constantinople.

Turcici Imperii Imago

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SKU: NL-00026 Category:
Cartographer(s): Jodocus Hondius
Date: ca. 1606
Place: Amsterdam
Dimensions: 36.5 x 48.8 cm (14.25 x 19.25 in)
Condition Rating: VG
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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


Jodocus Hondius

Jodocus Hondius (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.


Tibbetts #62.