ORTELIUS ABRAHAM

Turcici Imperii descriptio
Date: Antwerp,1579
Turkey, middle east
Cod 3660
Subject: Turkish empire
1.000,00 €
Copper engraving, colored, mm 370x490. Striking example of Ortelius' map of the turckish Empire from the latin edition of 1579 of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world. This map is the second plate that substitutes in 1579 with a different cartouche the previous plate used from 1570 onwards The cartographic features of the two are the same. Van den Broecke 169

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