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Auction 179, Lot 663

"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
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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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 9/16/2020