Auction 89, Lot 217

"Cyprus Ins.",

Subject: Cyprus

Period: 1607 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 14.5 inches
50.8 x 36.8 cm

Striking map of the island nation in a fully engraved sea. Below the main map are insets of the major Mediterranean islands: Lemnos, Chios, Lesbos, Euboea, Cythere and Rhodes. Embellished with large strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches, a sailing ship and a large sea monster. Full original color, slightly toned and faded, but still very lovely. Damp stain and a couple of tiny tears in margins. The map itself is a great impression.

References:

Condition: A

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/8/1999

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