"Turcici Imperii Imago": Ottoman Map Including Arabia with Sinus Arabicus and Mohammed Sultan Portrait, 1606
Item Number: 14752
[Map of Arabia]
Map of the Arabian Peninsula in the Ottoman Empire, 1606. The map labels Gulf as "Sinus Arabicus." This early map includes the territories between the Balkans, Turkey, the Levant, Arabia and North Africa. Published by Henricus Hondius in Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditations Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati, in 1606. The details are derived from the cartographic map of Mercator; the details of the Arabian Peninsula are more accurate than in earlier maps. As is expected for such an early map the peninsula of Qatar is missing and the Caspian Sea is horizontal in shape. The decorative cartouche on the left portrays the Sultan Mahomet, Emperor of the Turks. This map comes from the Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditations Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati figure Hondius and reprinted in all subsequent editions. Copper engraving, coloring old with touches of color, in excellent condition. French edition. Bibliography: Tibbets, Arabia in Early Maps, p. 63, 62. Dimensions 18x15."