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Auction 164, Lot 629

"Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor, Nova Descriptio [on sheet with] Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [and] Cathaginis Celeberrimisinus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1595 (circa)

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, published between 1595-1609.

References: Van den Broecke #174.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and narrow, but adequate, side margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/13/2017