Justin Danckerts: "Accuratissima et Maxima Totius Turcici Imperii Tabula…" Amsterdam, circa 1685. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring of the Turkish or Ottoman Empire, extending from Germany to Persia with the Arabian Peninsula in the center. Important settlements marked with small black images of buildings or miniature churches. Countries, regions, deserts, rivers, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other areas of interest identified. Large pictorial title cartouche depicts two men, a servant, and a woman in Turkish costumes, a pyramid structure with a crescent moon finial, two big cats, and goods from across the empire upon a grassy knoll, lower left. The addition of privilege title cartouche indicates that this is the second edition. Scale of miles, lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and double line border. Housed in decorative giltwood frame. Image – 18 3/8" H x 21 1/2" W. Sight – 19 5/8" H x 22 3/4" W. Framed – 23" H x 26 1/4" W. Late 17th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Foxing on majority of sheet. Foxing spots, largest 1/4" lower left, on surface of sheet. Water damage, largest area 5 3/4" top right corner, on surface of sheet. 3/4" area of damage, lower right of sheet. Not examined out of frame.
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