Auction 112, Lot 586

"Natoliae, Quae Olim Asia Minor, Nova Descriptio [on sheet with] Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [and] Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean - Turkey and Northern Africa

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 12.5 inches
48.8 x 31.8 cm

Double-page folio sheet with three maps. The large map on the left side is a full map (9 x 12.5") of Turkey with north oriented to the left. It is based on the cartography of Gastaldi/Forlani (1564). It provides excellent detail and includes Crete and Cyprus. The upper right side of the sheet contains a map of northern Egypt (9 x 7") showing the Nile River delta that is based after Forlani's map of 1566. Beneath the map of Egypt is a beautifully engraved map showing the vicinity of Tunis (9 x 5.5") that features a fully engraved sea filled with many oared ships. Folio sheet is 22 x 17.2" with Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: A

All maps with fine color and impression. The sheet has very wide margins and watermarks. Toning along centerfold from backstrap remnants and a little soiling. Map images are very good to fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/28/2005