Turkish Ottoman Empire Middle East Arabia c.1655 scare Turrini Ortelius mini mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Turcici Imperii Decriptio.
(Asia, Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Arabia, Anatolia, Red Sea, Egypt, Jerusalem).
Issued c. 1655, Venice by Turrini.
Charming, attractive well-preserved 17th century engraved miniature map with lovely hand color. Scarce re-issue of Marchetti's 1598 plate.
Earlier, late 16th century printing of this small Ortelius map are much more frequently encounters. A close comparison of this example with the 1598 printing reveals the plates used were identical.
Remains a nice looking example, clean with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive. Text on reverse.
Sheet Measures c. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Engraved Area Measures c. 4" x 3".
Koeman, III, Ort .
Burden, Mapping of America, 48-50 (mentioning this Marchetti 1598 edition).