Auction 135, Lot 586

"Natoliae, Quae Olim Asia Minor, Nova Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

9 x 12.5 inches
22.9 x 31.8 cm

This finely engraved map of Turkey is oriented with north to the left. The map is based on the cartography of Gastaldi/Forlani (1564). It provides excellent detail and includes Crete, Rhodes and Cyprus. This is the left side of a folio sheet with French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #174a.

Condition: B

Map is good with some minor bleed through of color on verso. The margins have several holes and tears, none entering the image.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/16/2011