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Auction 158, Lot 375

"Natolia, quae olim Asia Minor", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Turkey, Cyprus

Period: 1640 (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. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-1655.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #8110:2.

Condition: A+

A fine example on a clean sheet of watermarked paper.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/22/2016