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TURKEY: Turcarum Genius, Indoles, Mores et Consuetudines


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Allegory of Turkey with a sultan, architecture and battle scenes, issued in Atlas Marianus sive geographia Mariana by Heinrich Scherer, engraved by Joseph à Montalegre and published in Nürnberg.


Heinrich Scherer was a German Jesuit and also a Professor of Hebrew, Mathematics and Ethics at the University of Dillingen, and Official Tutor to the Royal Princes of Mantua and Bavaria. His maps and prints are known for their unusual details from Christian iconography. 

The engraver Joseph à Montalegre († 1718) was active in Nürnberg at the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th centuries. He was most known for his engravings inJohann Christoph Volkamer’s famous Nürnbergische Hesperides.


Allegorie der Türkei mit Sultan, Architektur, Schlachtszene etc. Aus ‘Atlas Marianus’ von Heinrich Scherer, gestochen von Joseph à Montalegre in Nürnberg.

Rand sehr leicht fleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten. 

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