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Auction 146, Lot 617

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

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 12.8 inches
49.5 x 32.5 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. Dutch text on verso and marked page 52.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: B+

Lovely original color with light soiling along centerfold and some damp stains in blank margins, just entering map border in a few places.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 9/4/2013