Auction 162, Lot 621

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

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

This handsome map of present-day Turkey includes several Aegean Islands and prominently features Cyprus in the south. A fierce sea battle rages in the Mediterranean, and there are a couple 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. This differs from Blaeu's similar map in that Jansson's does not include a figure next the distance scale cartouche. French text on verso, published between 1652-58.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8110:1B; Zacharakis #1125.

Condition: B+

Original color with all edges gilt and very light offsetting and a couple of creases that have been pressed flat. Centerfold separations at top and bottom have been closed with archival materials. A few small chips and edge tears in the blank margins have also been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 4/26/2017