Auction 117, Lot 684

"Cyprus Insula", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Mediterranean - Cyprus

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Epitome du Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

This tiny map is from the pocket edition of the Ortelius atlas. It is a charming depiction of the island showing the rivers and cities. The island is surrounded by sailing ships and a sea monster. It is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and a fancy border. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

Dark impression and old color with light soil.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/6/2006

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