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Auction 188, Lot 596

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

Subject: Turkey & Cyprus

Period: 1666 (circa)


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. II) #8110:2.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a watermarked sheet with some printer's ink residue and very light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/22/2022