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Mercator Hondius: Turcici Imperii Imago

Map: MEAST4397
 
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: Turcici Imperii Imago
Date: c. 1610
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 14 inches / 36 cm
Map ref: MEAST4397
Description:
Celebrated Dutch Golden Age map of the Middle East showing the extent of the Ottoman Empire. One of only a handful of maps to use the term 'Arabian Gulf' instead of 'Persian Gulf'. The elaborate strapwork cartouche is surmounted by an image of the former Ottoman Emperor Mehmed III (1595-1603).

French descriptive text on the verso (image available on request). Original hand-colour. [MEAST4336]