Auction 148, Lot 597

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

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1609 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 12.7 inches
49.3 x 32.3 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 125, published between 1609-12.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with light toning and soiling, three small worm holes, and archivally repaired centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/19/2014