Hondius, Jodocus. Turcici Imperii Imago.

Amsterdam, ca. 1630.

Engraved map, outline colour (560 x 450 mm).


Decorative map of the Turkish Empire, showing the Ottoman territories in the Balkans, Anatolia, Levant, Arabia and North Africa, published by Henricus Hondius in Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati figura. The map has a decorative cartouche with the portrait of Ottoman Sultan Mahomet Turcorum Imperat 2. The English translation of the text (1636 edition) includes observations such as "The Countrie is for the most part fruitfull in graine, as wheate, barlie, oats, winter wheate, beanes, pease, and all manner of pulse. It aboundeth in rice, flaxe and cottons. They have vines, whose fruit they make use of after divers manners. The Christians make wine of them, & the Turcks prepare a kind of sweete meate, by mingling honey and grapes together, which seemeth allwayes fresh, both to the sight & tast, this they call Vsum Turssi (sic)."

Tibbetts 63. Al Ankary 178. Al-Qasimi 50.

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