Rare first edition of the antique map of the Ottoman Empire by Gerard de Jode. Shows the eastern Mediterranean, the southeast of Europe, Asia Minor with Cyprus, the Middle East with the Holy Land, the northeast of Africa and the Black Sea. Noah's Ark is shown on Mount Ararat. With two title cartouches and three sailing ships in the Mediterranean.
From the rare first edition of Gerard de Jode's atlas Speculum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1578. Identifiable by the pagination 'X' and the signature 'k' on verso. The plate is signed and engraved by the Dutch master engraver J. van Deutecum.
|Cartographer||Gerard de Jode|
|Title||Natoliam Moderni / Turcia Turci Cive Imperii|
|Publisher, Year||G. de Jode, Antwerp, 1578|
|Plate Size||38.5 x 51.1 cm (15.2 x 20.1 inches)|
|Sheet Size||40.4 x 54.6 cm (15.9 x 21.5 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8100:32, 1st state; Zacharakis, C.G.: A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece, 1477-1800, No. 1763/1164|
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