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Auction 145, Lot 641

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

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.5 x 12.7 inches
49.5 x 32.3 cm
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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. French text on verso and marked page 113.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, all edges gilt, and a few small spots of foxing.

Estimate: $325 - $400


Closed on 6/12/2013