Auction 133, Lot 544

"Cyprus", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Cyprus

Period: 1625 (circa)

Publication: Purchas his Pilgrimes…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
19.1 x 14 cm

Reduced version of Hondius' folio map of Cyprus with insets of the Mediterranean islands; Lemnos (Stalimini), Chios, Lesbos (Mitilene), Euboia (Negroponte), Kythera (Cerigo) and Rhodes. On a full sheet (8 x 12.2") of English text. This map is from Samuel Purchas' publication which is one of the largest and most important collections of voyages and travels in the English language. The four volumes describe the major voyages of exploration and discovery prior to 1625. Most of the maps were originally from the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor.

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Condition: B+

Narrow right side margin with paper roughness nearly touching neatline.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/1/2010

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