"Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor, Nova Descriptio [on sheet with] Aegypti Recentior Descriptio [and] Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey & Egypt
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.4 x 12.6 inches
49.3 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. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #174.
A nice impression with gilt highlights on a bright sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, some tiny mildew stains along the centerfold, and a few extraneous creases in the corners of the sheet. There are archival repairs to binding holes along the centerfold and a tear that just passes the neatline at bottom.