Auction 139, Lot 574

"Natolia, quae olim Asia Minor", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1647 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This handsome map of present day Turkey, includes several Aegean Islands and features Cyprus prominently shown. A fierce sea battle rages in the Mediterranean along with curious looking sea monsters. Two turbaned figures suspend the banner-style title cartouche and the map is further decorated with an unusual vertical scale of miles. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Nice original color with some minor toning in image and margins. There is a centerfold split at top and bottom that has been repaired with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Unsold

Closed on 2/15/2012

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