[Turkey] Turcici Imperii Status. seu discursus varii de rebus Turcarum. Leiden ex officina Elzeviriana 1630
First edition, 16mo, pp. [vi], 314, [5, index]; engraved title page. Latin text. A very good copy in full vellum, page edges blue, ink title to spine. One small chip to spine, corners bumped, clean internally. Previous ownership inscription dated 1830.
Blackmer 1685

A collection of excerpts and treatises on the Ottoman Empire, published during a period of revitalised interest in the near east and the Turkish region. A focus on the city of Constantinople and the culture within the Ottoman capital sets this apart from the much more popular histories of the Empire. Various renowned authors are included, including Busbecq, Soranzo, and Orazio Malaguzzi.