Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
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This masterpiece map of the Turkish Empire was created in 1714 by Herman Moll, the finest English cartographer and mapmaker of the 18th century.
In the early 18th century the Turkish Empire, or the Ottoman Empire as we call it now, was at its greatest extent, covering much of North Africa to the west, Iraq to the east, and north to Romania and Bulgaria in the Balkans.
This is one of the finest and most detailed maps of the Ottoman Empire. It was compiled at an intriguing point of history as Europe looked upon the Ottomans as an economic and territorial threat. The map is dotted with dozens of comments and annotations - take a look at them and you'll see that this was definitely put together by a Christian Englishman, not a Turk. There's also a lot of information about British trade, religious and political interests.
This map also has some beautifully detailed inset engravings of Constantinople (Istanbul) and Jerusalem - then and now two of the most important cities of the region.
This map is an unusual size - it's extremely wide - and would make a fantastic statement piece above a sofa, table, mantelpiece or staircase. Please note that if you order the 24x14 inch map unframed it will have white edges that can be easily snipped off. The larger sizes, and all the framed maps, are all printed and pre-cut perfectly to size.
The map looks its best when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 300cm (120 inches) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 36x24 inch (90x60cm) version of this map.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from the former Ottoman Empire, or perhaps someone interested in the history and ethnography of the region.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger maps. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.