"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
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
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.