"Natoliae, quae Olim Asia Minor, Nova Descriptio [on sheet with] Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [and] Carthaginis Celeberrimisinus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 1592 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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.
References: Van den Broecke #174.
Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and soiling along the centerfold.