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Auction 185, Lot 619

"Natolia quae olim Asia Minor", Mariette, Pierre (the younger)

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1667 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 cm
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This rare map is Mariette's copy of Blaeu's map of the same title, newly engraved by A. Peyrounin. 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


Condition: B+

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the decorative elements, on a bright sheet with a coat of arms watermark. There is light toning along the centerfold, a pair of worm tracks along the centerfold at the bottom of the image, and a dampstain confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 11/17/2021