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Auction 174, Lot 649

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

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1638 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.2 inches
50.3 x 38.6 cm
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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. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A nice impression, on paper with the watermark of measuring dividers, with light toning along the centerfold, an adjacent crease, and a few light spots.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/11/2019