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SOLD Estats de L'empire du Grand Seigneur dit Sultan et Ottomans Empereur des Turcs
Colour: Outline colour
Size (cm): approx. 16.5 x 22.2
Publication: Le nouveau et curieaux Atlas Geographique et Historique, ou Le Divertissement des Empereurs, Roy et Princes...., a Paris chez Chiquet, Rue S. Jacques au Grand S. Henry.
The map shows the extent of the Ottoman Empire from the Balkans to Persia, including all of Arabia and North Africa (an inset map at lower left shows the continuation of the African coast to present day Algeria). There is a short text on map regarding the Nile and its source in Ethiopia. In the bottom right hand corner is a list of Turkish rulers. Unusually, included with the map is an additional explanatory sheet of the engraving.
Jacques Chiquet (1673 - 1721). French cartographer. He only published two work: a small atlas, called Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique and an atlas of France called Noveau Atlas Francais. Both were published in 1719. Chiquet died shortly after publishing these atlases consequently his works are rare. According to its title, this atlas was intended for the entertainment of emperors, kings, and princes!
The map is in good condition and comes with a page of text that describes the topography of the area. There is some minor browning at the top of both sheets.