Natoliam Moderni / Turcia Turci Cive Imperii

Gerard de Jode (*1509 - 1591)
Antique map of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish Empire. Printed in Antwerp by G. de Jode in 1578.

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From The Rare First Atlas Edition.

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.


CartographerGerard de Jode
TitleNatoliam Moderni / Turcia Turci Cive Imperii
Publisher, YearG. de Jode, Antwerp, 1578
Plate Size38.5 x 51.1 cm (15.2 x 20.1 inches)
Sheet Size40.4 x 54.6 cm (15.9 x 21.5 inches)
ReferenceVan 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


Excellent condition.


Gerard de Jode was a printer, publisher, cartographer and engraver in Antwerp, active the same time period as his business rival A. Ortelius. His main work Speculum Orbis Terrarum a major World Atlas, which is extremely rare today, could not be published until 1578, eight years later than the Ortelius Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum in 1570. His son Cornelius de Jode reissued the Altas in 1593. The copper plates have been sold to J.B. Vrients after the death of Cornelius, but no further publication was done. Compared to Ortelius or Mercator maps, only a small number of copies have been printed and makes the maps of G. de Jode vary rare items today.

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Antique map of the Ottoman Empire, Turkish Empire. Printed in Antwerp by G. de Jode in 1578.

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