Antique Maps of Turkey

View our selection of historical maps of Turkey and the surrounding area. Each description is illustrated. Please contact us if you are looking for a special map. There are maps showing Turkey with Maps of the Mediterranean and Maps of Caucasia. Maps have normal age toning and wider margins than shown on these images.

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„Carta Maritima del Golfo di Smirne com'anche l'Isola Scio e come fra essa e la terra forma di Calaber si possa veleggiare"

The Gulf of Izmir (Smyrna) with the east coast of the Greek island of Chios and the little islands in the strait between the island and the Turkish peninsula of Karaburun

Copper etching by Pieter Goos (1616-1675). Hand coloring.

Published in the Italian edition „Lo Specchio del Mare" by Francesco Levanto. Map nr. „22"

Genova, 1664

Map has some repairs along the narrow upper margin, slightly into image. Some minor traces of age and use. Basically much better than good condition.

39,7 x 50,8 cm (ca. 15.6 x 20")

$ 1600.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP238099


"Turchia Nell Asia Antica E Moderna". Copper etching ca 1720. Modern hand coloring.

This is an Italian edition of the above map. It concentrates on eastern Turkey and the surrounding countries. In the upper left is the southern tip of the Crimea in the Black Sea. In the upper right is part of the Caspian sean. In the lower left is the northern tip of the Red sea and in the lower right is the northern tip of the Persian Gulf. To the left of the Holy Land is Cyprus.

Map image is clean. Light creasing in lower left image area. Left margin has been added. Hardly visible folds to fit book size. Right margin is a bit frayed with some creasing. General condition is Much Better than Good.

17 x 13.5 cm ( 6.7 x 5.3 ")

$140.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP1822


"Tableau de la Retraite des Dix Milles"

Copper etching from:"Atlas de la Geographie ancienne, du moyen-age et moderne". By Felix Delamarche, who followed his father Charles Francois Demarche (1740-1817) in his cartographic business.

Dated 1828

This maps shows the provinces in Asia Minor (Turkey), the Near East and Babylonia during the Pelopennesian War 460 B.C to 404 B.C.

The "10000" refers to the Greek, mostly Spartan mercenary survivors after the battle between Cyrus II and Artaxeres II at Cuxana. Under new leadership the 10000 Greeks retreated under harsh conditions during the course of one year through Asia Minor back to Greece.

Map shows some traces of age and use. But its general condition is Good!

28,8 x 42 cm (ca. 11.3 x 16.5")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP241748


Turkey. "Asiae Minoris Tabula Descripta Conatibus"

Copper etching from:"Atlas de la Geographie ancienne, du moyen-age et moderne". By Felix Delamarche, who followed his father Charles Francois Demarche (1740-1817) in his cartographic business.

Original green and red border line hand coloring.

Paris, dated 1829

Map shows mainly Asia Minor (Turkey and Cyprus), the Black Sea in ancient times. Regions and tribes are named and localized by red border lines.

Except for very minor traces of age and use: Good condition. Centerfold has little repairs.

27,8 x 40,5 cm (ca. 10.9 x 15.9")

$ 240.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP241750


„Turcicum Imperium" (Osman Empire / Osmanisches Reich)

Hand-colored copper etching by Joannes L'Huilier

Published by Frederic de Wit

Amsterdam, ca. 1680

General age toning. Lower left and lower right spotty.

Lower centerfold and fragil sections left and right secured by

restaurative paper. Very good hand-coloring probably 19th century.

Reverse side has no print. In general: Still good condition.

Map shows extension of the Osman Empire versus the end of the 17th century. Center of map is Turkey, Irak, the Levant, northern Egypt, the Libyan coast, Greece, The Black and the Caspean Sea. Very colorful cartouche shows three sultans and two captives.

Ca. 45 x 55 cm (ca. 17.7 x 21.6")

$ 880.00

Order Nr. NEAREASTMAP237379


„Turquie d'Europe"

Copper etching by Jean Jeanvier. His first name is open to debate. Some say it was Robert.

Life span unknown. Active in Paris between 1746 and 1776.

Map was published by Jean Lattre in his „Atlas Moderne". Published in Paris, 1772.

Map shows Ottoman Turkey and Ottoman occupied Europe as far north-west as the Croatian island of Pag.. Cyprus is well shown, all of Greece. Baroque cartouche. Hand coloring.

Map shows some few traces of age and use mostly in margins. A few spots. General age toning. Strong paper.Condition is near Very Good.

Ca. 48 x 63 cm (ca. 19 x 25")

$ 590.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP238196


Turquie D'Europe par F. Delamarche 1828

"Turquie D'Europe par F. Delamarche 1828"

Copper engraving published 1832. Original outline coloring.
Vertical centerfold. Very minor signs of age and use.

27.5 x 25.5 cm ( 10.8 x 10 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. GREECEMAP242174


"Kleinasien" ( Asia Minor )

Atlas map published 1896. Interesting historical map showing the various expansions of Turkey. In the
upper right is an inset showing Troy and the surrounding area. Below the Troy inset is an inset of Propontis,
the entrance to the Black Sea. The lower map shows all of Turkey as well as Armenia, Syria and part of Iraq.

Map has horizontal centerfold to fit atlas size.

29 x 22.5 cm ( 11.4 x 8.8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP243974


„Tabula itineris Decies Mille Graecorum Cyro merentium contra fratrem Artaxerxem Regem Persarum..." Copper etching from the atlas by Pierre Mortier (1661- 1711). Amsterdam. Ca 1700.

Historical map relating to „Anabais" a collection of war stories about Greek antique times written by Xenophon. The story of this map pertains to the Ten Thousand Greek mercinaries (whom Xenophon accompanied) who had been hired by Cyrus the younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia form his brother ArtaxerxesIn the battle of Cunaxa in Babylonia these troups beat their enemy, but Cyrus was killed in battle. The expedition therefore was in vain. After all generals and leaders of the army had been killed or captured the headless army was stranded deep in enemy territory. The 10000 then marched togerther to the Black Sea. All this according to Xenophon in his „Anabis" (The March North).

Map shows Turky, Cyprus, Armenia and the Near East to Bagdad.

Map has wide margins with light bowning on margin edges. Light browning along vertical centerfold. Small repair in upper margin on centerfold. A few scattered spots in margins. Small repaired tear on lower margin edge. Tiny repaired hole on upper centerfold.A few hardly noticeable creases.

40 x 47 cm (15.7 x 18.5")

$ 620.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP1841

"Schweden. Russland. Polen. Orientalsche Frage"

Map printed in color 1896. In the upper left is a map showing the various stages of expansion of Sweden.
In the upper right is a color key showing the stages of expansion in Poland.
In the lower left is a color key from 1534 to 1762 showing the territories gained by Russia.
The two lower maps show European Turkey from 1812-1878 and since 1878.

Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.

22.5 x 29 cm ( 8.8 x 11.4 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. EUROPEMAP245805


"Asie Mineure au temps des Croisades"

Map shows the region of Asia Minor at the time of the Crusades with many early names and political regions.

Steel engraving, 1869. Vertical folds to fit original book size.

17 x 22 cm ( 6.6 x 8.6 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP241621


"Asie Mineure au temps D'Alexandre Le Grand et de Ses Successeurs avec l'intineraire d'Alexandre"
( Asia Minor at the time of Alexandrer the Great and his sucessors showing the intinerary of Alexander )

Map has the ancient names of the various towns and regions of present-day Turkey and northwestern Syria.

Steel engraving, 1869. Vertical folds to fit original book size.

17 x 22 cm ( 6.6 x 8.6 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP241508


"Asie Mineure sous Les Perses avec l'intineraire des dix mille"

Map has the ancient names of the various towns and regions of present-day Turkey and northwestern Syria.

Steel engraving, 1869. Vertical folds to fit original book size.

17 x 22 cm ( 6.6 x 8.6 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP244756


 

"Carte de L'Archipel Presentee a Monseignr. le Comte de Maurepas Par le Sr. Grognard Pilote Entretenu au department de Toulon. 1745"

Giant folio size map of the Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) showing in great detail the East and North Coasts of Greece, the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, the West Coast of Turkey and all the islands south to Crete (Kreta)

Type of print: Copper etching

Publisher: Nicolas Bellin

Published: Toulon, 1745

Condition: Near Excellent. There are some thin spots in this very thick laid paper. Watermark. Very clean. Hardly any traces of age and use. RARE! Very desirable and very collectible!

Map size: 76,4 x 53,6 cm (ca. 30 x 21.1")

Sheet size: 88 x 61 cm (ca. 34.6 x 24")

$ 1650.00

Order Nr. GREECE242201


Alexander the Great

"Reich Alexanders des Grossen"

Map printed in color 1896 shows the Empire of Alexander the Great with many of the antique names
of the various regions. The two lower maps show empire of Diadochen at various times. In the upper
right corner is a detailed inset of Tyrus ( Tyre ) and in the lower left of the upper map is an inset of Issus.

Map has a vertical fold.

22.5 x 29 cm ( 8.8 x 11.4 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. MIDDLEASTMAP245778


"Asie Mineure sous la domination Romaine D'Auguste a Diocletien"

Steel engraving map, 1862. Shows Asia Minor at the time of Roman domination.

Good condition. Vertical folds to fit original book size.

17 x 21.7 cm ( 6.6 x 8.5 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP241765


"Asie Mineure au temps D'Heraclius"

Steel engraving map, 1862. Shows Asia Minor at the time of the rule of Heraclius.

Good condition. Vertical folds to fit original book size.

16.8 x 21.7 cm ( 6.5 x 8.5 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP241766


"Turkey in Europe"

Steel engraving dated from " Colton's Atlas of the World Illustrating Physical and Political Geography" dated 1855. This is from the first edition of the atlas by Joseph Hutchins Colton ( 1800 - 1893 ). Colton was an American atlas publisher. Original hand coloring.

Map extends from the Adriatic Sea on the left to the Black Sea on the right. Turkey is shown as "Asia Minor" in the lower right. Also in the lower right is an inset of the island of Crete. In the lower left is a detailed inset of the Bosphorus.A decorative border adds a pleasant artistic aspect to this historical map that includes parts of Greece, Albania, Serbis, Croatia, Moldavia, Bulgaria, etc.

Map has overall light age toning. Minor signs of age and use in margins.

33 x 39.5 cm ( 12.9 x 15.5 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. TURKEY239861


"Klein-Asien & Syrien Nebst den Westlichen Theilen von Armenien, Kurdistan & Mesopotomien " Steel engraving by Eulenstein and Jungmann for Stieler dated 1870. Original outline hand coloring.

Very detailed map. Inset in lower left corner shows the region of Smyrna (Izmir).

Vertical centerfold. Good condition.

33.5 x 40 cm ( 13.1 x 15.7 ")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP236338


"Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expenditiones"

Alexander's the Great Empire.

Copper etching from:"Atlas de la Geographie ancienne, du moyen-age et moderne". By Felix Delamarche, who followed his father Charles Francois Demarche (1740-1817) in his cartographic business.

Original border line hand coloring.

Paris, dated 1829

Map shows some traces of age and use. In General: Good condition.

27,8 x 43 cm (ca.10.9 x 16.9")

$ 150.00

Order Nr.MIDDLEEASTMAP241749


"Carte de la Dispersion des Peuples après le Deluge"

Map of the dispersion of people after the deluge

Colonie des Enfents de Japhet - marked in yellow original color

Colonie des Enfents de Cham - marked in blue original color

Colonie des Enfents de Sem - marked in red original color

According to the Old Testatement Noah had three sons: Japhet, Cham and Sem

According to Flavius Josephus these three sons moved to different areas after the deluge (ca. 100 A.D.) This maps shows the areas to which people moved. And the map states: Colonie des Enfans de Japhet (yellow coloring), Colonie des Enfans de Cham (blue coloring) and Colonie des Enfans de Sem (reed coloring).

Copper engraving from:"Atlas de la Geographie ancienne, du moyen-age et moderne". By Felix Delamarche, who followed his father Charles Francois Demarche (1740-1817) in his cartographic business.

Paris, dated 1829

Map has light general age toning and shows some minor traces of age an use

27,5 x 39,8 cm (ca. 10.8 x 15.7")

$ 240.00

Order Nr.NEAREASTMAP241751


"Desrittione Dell'Asia Minore addimandata volgarmente La Natolia e dell'Isole circongiacenti"

Copper etching published in „Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"

Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli. Venice, 1598

First edition in Italian prepared by Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Map shows Turkey, Cyprus and Greek Islands along Turkish coast south to the Island of Crete (Candia) and the Syrian coast.

General age toning. Very minor traces of age and use. Verso: related text.

Sheet: 28.5 x 19 cm (11.2 x 7.5")

Map: 12.6 x 17.2 cm (5 x 6.8")

$ 320.00

Order Nr.TURKEY235650


The "Roman Histories" by Polybius were among the most important writings about Hellenistic history and the super cession of world importance by the Roman Empire. Xylander, an all-round intellectual scholar, translated the book from the original Greek rather than reproducing the existing Latin translation. The entire work comprised originally 40 volumes, of which most are lost. The ones preserved contain maps of the Mediteranian countries: Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Mauretania, Italy and a few others. Polybius used the maps of Ptolomy.

Some of the maps are used twice in the "Histories": Greece, Turkey, Mauretania. These maps are identical, except for their titles, above maps and inside inset-cartouches. The two maps of Turkey have different reverse side text: One was published as illustration to the 4th book. The text on the reverse side is naturally incomplete. It describes in the most beautiful woodcut type, the Punic Wars (Romans against the Carthaginians.

The second map, distinguished only in titles, illustrated book 16 describes on the reverse side as Abydos (Hellespont) was conquered by Philip V of Macedonia in the year 200. Beautiful!!! type setting. Language is German.

"Verzeichnis eines teils der Landschaft Asie"

Title in Inset cartouche: "Die Landschaften Pontus rund Bithynia mit allen ihren Gelegenheiten"

Type print: Woodcut

Published in: "Roemische Historien" (Roman Histories)

Author: Polybius (ca. 200 BC - ca. 118 BC)

Translated by: Wilhelm Xylander (1532-1576) His name latinized from: Holtzman)

Published by: Sebastian Henricpetri (1546-1627)

Published in: Basel, 1574

Reverse side has text print as described in German. Beautiful type setting!

Condition: Very good.

Rarity: Extremely rare!

"Beschreibung des Landes Asien an allen fuernembsten oerthern und Stetten"

Title in inset cartouche: "Das Euxinisch Meer"

Type print: Woodcut

Published in: "Roemische Historien" (Roman Histories)

Author: Polybius (ca. 200 BC - ca. 118 BC)

Translated by: Wilhelm Xylander (1532-1576) His name latinized from: Holtzman)

Published by: Sebastian Henricpetri (1546-1627)

Published in: Basel, 1574

Reverse side has German text print as described (beautiful type setting!)

Condition: Very good

Rarity: Extremely rare!

Set of two maps: $ 1900.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAPS239814


Reverse side:

"Part of European Turkey" and side map "The Bosphorus & Constantinople"

Reverse side: "Constantinople & Part of Asia Minor"

Wood engraving. Printed by Schoenberg, New York City. 1867

Front sideshows Black Sea coast line from Constantinople (Istanbul) north to Varna, Bulgaria and as far west as 25° Eastern Length on the Balkan.

Reverse side: Coastline of Black Sea from Constantinople (Istanbul) to Samsun, Sea of Marmara, Smyrna (Ismir) as far east as Tokat

Small side map shows the Bosphorus channel from the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea.

Very good condition.

11,8 x 15,3 cm (ca. 4.6 x 6")

11,8 x 21 cm (ca. 4.6 x 8.3")

11.8 x 4,5 cm (ca. 4.6 x 1.8")

$ 60.00

Order Nr.BULGARIAMAP239985


Reverse side:

"Armenia and Part of Asia Minor"
Reverse side: "Aintab & Vicinity"

Wood engraving. Printed by Schoenberg, New York City. 1867

Front side shows coast line of the Turkish side of the Black Sea from Sinop in the west to Batumi in Georgia and south to the Van Lake

Reverse side shows the border region between Turkey and Syria, the northeastern Mediterranean Sea, the run of river Euphrates from its sources to Racca.in Syria

12 x 20,5 cm (ca. 4.7 x 8.1")

11,2 x 20,2 cm (ca. 4.4 x 8")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP239984


„Tabula itineris Decies Mille Graecorum sub Cyro contra fratrem suum Artaxerxem Regem Persarum..." Copper etching by Pierre Duval (1619 - 1683). Ca1665. Recent hand coloring.

Historical map relating to „Anabais" a collection of war stories about Greek antique times written by Xenophon. The story of this map pertains to the Ten Thousand Greek mercinaries (whom Xenophon accompanied) who had been hired by Cyrus the younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia form his brother ArtaxerxesIn the battle of Cunaxa in Babylonia these troops beat their enemy, but Cyrus was killed in battle. The expedition therefore was in vain. After all generals and leaders of the army had been killed or captured the headless army was stranded deep in enemy territory. The 10000 then marched togerther to the Black Sea. All this according to Xenophon in his „Anabis" (The March North).

Map shows Turky, Cyprus, Armenia and the Near Est to Bagdad. Has three decorative cartouches.

Map has very wide margins with some light browning on margin edges. There are some fine parallel creases along the vertical centerfold. A few light creases in image.

41.3 x 49 cm (16.3 x 19.3")

$ 620.00

Order Nr. TURKEYMAP1840


„Das Byzantinische Reich bis in das XI. Jahrhundert" (Byzantine Empire to the XIth century). Steel engraving by C. Poppey. Published in Spruner's historical atlas ca 1865.

Map shows Turkey, Greece, Islamic Bulgaria, Cyprus. Inset lower left bird's eye view of Constantinople. Names all different „tribes" in this lively geographical area. An interesting historical map.

Clean. Right margin narrow.

33 x 43.2 cm (13 x 17")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. ASIAMINORMAP1834


„Pontus Euxinus Aequor Iasonio pulsatum remige primum" The Black Sea

Hand-colored copper etching. Published in „Parergon, sive veteris geographiae aliquot tabulae" - the historic part of „Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. Antwerp, 1590. Verso: Text in Italian about the Black Sea area.

The attractive historic maps in the Ortelius atlas bear the old classical place- and land names.

This map comprises all abutters of the Black Sea and rivers that run into the Black Sea.

Starting from Turkey which owns a tiny corner of Europe and the entire Black Sea Coast in Asia we continue clockwise: Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia.

A decorative title cartouche embellishes this very attractive map.

There are some traces of age and use in margins and an insignificant slightly visible vertical fold parallel to the centerfold. Map is clean and the hand-coloring attractive. Three small tears in magins have been repaired.

35 x 50 cm (13.8 x 19.7")

Order Nr. UKRANIAMAP237940 SOLD

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