Auction 137, Lot 668

"Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor, Nova Descriptio [on sheet with] Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [and] Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1571 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.3 x 12.8 inches
49 x 32.5 cm

Three maps are on one folio sheet. On the left is a map of Turkey oriented with east at the top. The detailed map is based on the cartography of Gastaldi/Forlani and extends to include Candia and Cyprus. At top right is a map of northern Egypt showing the Nile River delta. Below is a map of the vicinity of ancient Carthage (Tunis) with many oared ships in the sea. Latin text on verso and marked page 52.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: A

Nice strong impression with wide margins. Small bottom centerfold separation that has been archival repaired on verso. Minor soiling in the blank margins that has one tiny pinprick.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/14/2011