Auction 156, 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: 1570 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 12.6 inches
49 x 32 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 52.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. There is marginal soiling and an archivally repaired tear in bottom blank margin, far from image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/17/2016

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