Neu-eröffnetes Amphitheatrum Turcicum. Erfurt: Johann Michael Funcken, 1724
Folio (338 x 195mm.), -172, 4pp. (index), title printed in red and black, 41 half-page woodcuts of costume of Turkey and the Levant, each framed within a decorative woodcut border, modern half calf, marbled paper boards, lightly browned
An uncommon publication from a series on world costume; this part, complete with index, illustrates Turkish and Ottoman costume. A number of the illustrations appear to derive from Le Hay and Ferriol's Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant (1714).
Colas 2187; Lipperheide 35; not in Atabey or Blackmer
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