"Cyprus Insula", Ortelius/Galle
Subject: Mediterranean - Cyprus
Period: 1588 (published)
Publication: Epitome du Theatre du Monde
Color: Hand Color
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.
Dark impression and old color with light soil.