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[Turkish Empire; Middle East] Blaeu, Turcicum Imperium. Amsterdam, circa 1640. 16 x 20. Outline color. Repairs to margins, else VG. The Ottoman Empire near its peak with many place names borrowed from Gastaldi. Title cartouche features the Sultan and allegorical figures. The motto at the base is that of the Dutch Republic by way of Sallust: "Unity increases power, Discord destroys it." Perhaps a comment on the internal rivalries at the Ottoman court. Van der Krogt, Atlas Maior, p. 346; Van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici 8100:2.  Sold



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