"Natolia, quae olim Asia Minor", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Turkey, Cyprus
Period: 1635 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 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 a surveyor holding an unusual vertical scale of miles. Blank verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #8110:2.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with minor soiling and a few creases that have been pressed flat. There is a 1" tear off the western coast of Turkey that has been professionally repaired.