Auction 113, Lot 680

"Natolia, quae olim Asia Minor", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Handsome map of Asia Minor including Cyprus and the Aegean Islands. A fierce sea battle rages in the Mediterranean along with a curious looking sea monster. The map is embellished with a banner style title cartouche and a surveyor holding the distance scale. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Good impression and attractive old color. Faint scattered foxing, mostly in blank margins. Top paper edge slightly crumpled, well away from map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/7/2005

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