A rare satirical caricature on the independence struggles within the Ottoman empire showing a fine view on Istanbul and the Bosporus with figures representing Greece, Romania, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Armenia, looking at a deflated hot air balloon the “Concerto Europeo” with the head as an English man all vaguely in the shape of Europe. From the Italian satirical newspaper Il Papagallo, a satirical magazine dedicated exclusively to international politics founded in Bologna, 1873 by Augusto Grossi (1835-1919), which specialized in stunning fine color-printed caricatures.
[Turkey] Il Pallone del Concerto Europeo (Istanbul – Constantinople)
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A fine miniature map of Palestine from “Epitome du Theatre” published in Antwerp in 1598 with french text on verso. The engraver was P. Galle.
- Author: ORTELIUS Abraham
- Year: 1598
- Dimension: 75 x 105 mm
- Place of publication: Antwerp
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An attractive miniature map of Turkish Empire centered on Natolia and Cyprus by Thomas Starling from popular Victorian atlas “The Royal Cabinet Atlas, And Universal Compendium Of All Places In The Known World” published by Bull and Churton in London in 1833. The map is accompanied by a page of text giving the latitude and longitude of the major towns.
- Author: STARLING Thomas
- Year: 1833
- Dimension: 145 x 90 mm
- Place of publication: London
One of the earliest obtainable modern maps of the Holy Land, which appeared in the first edition of Munster’s Geographia, first published in Basle in 1540. Here in the 1552 edition easily recognized by the presence of latitude and longitude borders. The map extends from Sidon and the land of the Phoenians in the north to Gaza in the south with numerous Biblical sites and a number of vignettes. The inset is a key of ancient and modern placenames. This map is orientated with west at the top and is based on earlier maps by Munster and Ziegler. From the rare “Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, complectens Claidii Prolemaei Alexandrini enarrationis libros VIII” published in Basel at Heinrich Petri in 1552.
- Author: MUNSTER Sebastian
- Year: 1552
- Dimension: 285 x 378 mm
- Place of publication: Basle
Early map of Turkey including Cyprus from the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius’ own maps of 1606. Almost 20 years later Joannes Janssonius commissioned a new set of copperplates to be engraved by
- Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
- Year: 1648
- Dimension: 190 x 135 mm
- Place of publication: Amsterdam