Auction 149, Lot 590

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

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1653 (circa)

Publication: Nuevo Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 cm

This handsome map of present-day Turkey includes several Aegean Islands and Cyprus prominently shown in the south. A fierce sea battle rages in the Mediterranean along with curious looking sea monsters. Two winged female creatures suspend the banner style title cartouche, and the map is further decorated with an unusual vertical scale of miles. Spanish text on verso, published between 1653-66.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8110:1B.

Condition: B+

A fine impression with very light soiling and a few professional repairs along the centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/21/2014