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Auction 115, Lot 624

"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: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 12.5 inches
48.8 x 31.8 cm

Three maps are on one folio sheet. On the left is a map of Turkey oriented with east at the top. The detailed map is based on the cartography of Gastaldi/Forlani and extends to include Candia and Cyprus. At top right is a map of northern Egypt showing the Nile River delta. Below is a map of the vicinity of ancient Carthage (Tunis) with many oared ships in the sea.

References: Van den Broeke #174.

Condition: A

Minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/21/2006