Arabia Turkish Empire c.1609 Mercator minor Persian gulf Red Sea
$ 475.00

Turcicum Imperium

(Arabia- Turkish Empire- Turkey- Greece- Red Sea- Coast of Africa- Persian gulf- Iran- Caspian Sea- Tartary- Russia-Asia Minor)

Issued c.1609, Amsterdam for Hondius- Mercator- French language ed.

Lovely antique copper engraved map. Beautiful hand color. A near superior example, thin bottom blank margin.

Fine strapwork cartouche lower left sits atop German miles scale. Ocean areas stipple engraved, mountains shown across most of the Arabian peninsula interior.

As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. Text on back as always for all the variants issued which appeared in the diff. Mercator Minor atlas editions.

Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.

The map paper could show various minor signs of age, but you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.

Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.

Sheet measures c.  6 3/8" H x  8 1/4" W.

Printed area measures c. 5 3/4" H x  7 1/4" W


Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 187

Tibbetts, Arabia in Early Maps , 63 (this being a variant)

Al Ankary, The Arabian Peninsula in Old European Maps , p.179, 46

A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.

[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].