Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East
Old Map of Ottoman Empire, 1714 by Herman Moll - Turkish Empire - South Europe, North Africa, Balkans, Middle East

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.

All of my maps are well packaged and sent in a rugged tube if unframed, or surrounded by foam if framed.

I try to send out all maps within 1 or 2 days of receiving your order, though some products (like face masks or mugs) can take longer to make.

Please note that framed maps larger than 100cm/40 inches take longer to make and delivery is usually within 10 working days. I will get in touch with you to discuss the specifics of delivery.

If you select the free worldwide shipping option, you can usually expect to receive your map around 5 working days after you order.

Coronavirus is still causing random delays and some maps can take longer to arrive. If you need your map to arrive in time for an important date, please contact me before you order and I'll do my best to get the map to you on time.

If you select Express Delivery at checkout your order will be sent by courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS, Parcelforce) and will usually arrive in 2-3 working days. Please note that framed maps will usually take a little longer.

Customers in the US, Australia and Canada: Your map will be sent from a printer or framer in your country, which means you'll get your map sooner, you won't pay import duties, and we'll put less CO2 into the atmosphere. I have worked with some great printers and framers around the world for years - so don't worry, your map will still look amazing!

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If you want a frame that's a specific colour or material, or want your map mounted/matted, please get in touch. I work with specialist framers around the world and have hundreds of framing options - so we should be able to find a frame that suits your decor/aesthetic.

Read more about how I can custom frame and mount/mat your old map.

My standard frame is a black wood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. On maps up to 36 inches (91cm) the frame is 2cm (0.75in) wide. I use thicker frames on larger maps - usually between 35 and 60mm (1.4in to 2.4in).

In all cases I use super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

All frames are provided "ready to hang", with either a string or brackets on the back. Very large frames will have heavy duty hanging plates and/or a mounting baton. If you have any questions... always get in touch!

My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/190gsm. It's perfect for framing.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

Please contact me if you're looking for a print on canvas or cotton rag.

Learn more about how the Unique Maps Co. sources and restores old maps

Map personalisation

If you want to make your old map really unique, I am able to personalise your map with a short message, for example:

- "Happy birthday, Ben! From Mum & Dad"

- "To My Beloved. Let's Explore The World Together!"

This message will be added to the map in such a way that it looks just like a real part of the map.

Select the "Personalise Map" option above if you'd like to add map personalisation to your map.

Learn more about my map personalisation service.

Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

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We find and restore the finest and rarest old maps. We guarantee you won't find higher quality prints of old maps anywhere else.

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