Selected items from my Ottoman Empire Maps collection. These original maps are sorted by the publication date and the cartographer. Some maps have been used in atlas and books even after the death of cartographers. If the cartographer is unknown, instead of the cartographer, the publisher is listed. The city in the name of the map is the city where the atlas or the book was published.
The map comes from Ruscelli's 'Ptolemaeus La Geographia' which
published new (Tabula Nova) maps along with Ptolemy's
The map is from the 1561 first edition of the atlas, published in
This wood block printed Ptolemaic map is one of earliest printed
representation of south eastern Europe and Balkan countries
including Byzantium. The Danube river flows across the region from
west to east. Byzantium, soon to be Constantinople, is marked on
the Bosphorus between the Black and Aegean Seas.