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SOLD Turcici imperii descriptio
Colour: Hand colour
Size: 380 x 505 mm.
Title: 'Turcici imperii descriptio', first 1570 latin edition.
From Ortelius' 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', the first regularly produced, and uniform format, modern atlas of the World.
Reference literature: MARCEL P.R. van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, An illustrated Guide, Number 168. "...Succeeded by plate 169 which has a cartouche with two putti at the top, rather than the present unornamented strapwork. Approximate number of copies printed: 1.675." From the next plate are ca 5.625 copies printed.
The map has a wealtrh of detail. Some very faded annotations from an old hand with ink, printed on thick paper. On the middlefold and upper and lower margins some restored holes that have been professionally repaired. Overall very good.