Auction 170, Lot 610

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

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.1 inches
50.3 x 38.4 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. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

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

Condition: B+

There is light printer's ink residue, some errant color at top center, and light soiling. There are some minute worm holes in the image, as well as a number of short worm tracks mostly confined to the blank margins (only entering the image in the bottom corners) that have been professionally infilled.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/14/2018