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Auction 116, Lot 700

"[Lot of 2] Asiae I Tab. [and] Asia-Minor Shewing the Seven Apocalyptic Churches of Asia",

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1578-1850 (circa)



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1) Asiae I Tab, circa 1578, is Mercator's map of Asia Minor and Cyprus, from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. It provides an excellent view of ancient Turkey and is decorated with sea monsters and a strapwork cartouche. Uncolored (18.5 x 13.5") Blank verso.

2) Asia-Minor Shewing the Seven Apocalyptic Churches of Asia, circa 1850, is an handsome little map of Turkey and Cyprus with a vignette of Tarsus. Hand colored (11.2 x 8.5")


Condition: B

First with a fold separation at top including a 1" tear. Second with minor soil.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/20/2006