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 The Mediterranean 

MOULLART-SANSON, Pierre. [The Old Testament Mediterranean]
Carte de la Geographie Sacrée pour l'Ancien Testament Paris, Robert de Vaugondy, c. 1740, coloured, 410 x 555mm
From Moullart's "Table Methodique". Showing the Mediterranean during Old Testament times with Israel divided between its tribes. The decorative globe suspended in the middle of the map includes the part of Australia mapped by Abel Tasman. On the right hand side of the map is a table giving the geneology of the Old Testament from the Great Flood until Abraham.
[Ref: 8697]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)

SEALE, Richard William. [18th century sea chart of the Mediterranean]
A Correct Chart of the Mediterranean Sea, from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Levant... London, Rapin & Tindall, c.1750. Coloured. 350 x 710mm. A very fine example with good margins and attractive colours.
A detailed sea-chart of the Mediterranean region. Highly detailed with most ports clearly labeled. Decorative title cartouche in the lower left. Rumb lines throughout with a decorative compass rose at the center. To the top right there is an inset plan of 'Leghorn', (Livorno) in Italy.
[Ref: 14957]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)

DUPUIS, Louis André. [A detailed two-sheet chart of the Mediterranean Sea]
Carte de la Mer Méditerranée. 1785. Paris, 1785. Two sheets conjoined, 550 x 1070mm. Some spotting.
A large and detailed antique sea-chart of the Mediterranean. The same year Dupuis published similar charts of the Baltic, Black Sea and the Danube.
[Ref: 13624]    £1,100.00 ($1,480 • €1,250 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of British possessions with vignettes]
British Possessions in the Mediterranean. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 350 x 250mm. A fine example.
Old map of the British colonies including Gibraltar, Malta & Gozo, Corfu and Cephalonia, with six vignettes.
[Ref: 15248]    £165.00 ($222 • €187 rates)


CAMOCIO, Giovanni Francesco. [Scarce 16th century Venetian map of Cyprus]
Cipro insula nobiliss.a ch di grandezza tutte le altre ... Venice: Ferrando and/or Donato Bertelli, c.1575. 160 x 200mm.
Important map of Cyprus, orientated with north to the left. It was engraved just prior to the successful invasion by the Turks in 1570; the Ottoman armies can be seen gathering along the south coast of Turkey, and the island is still divided into the eleven Venetian districts. The map was published in Camocio's 'Isole famose, porti fortezze e terre marittime sottoposte alla Sig.ria di Venezia', a description of the places claimed as subject to the Republic of Venice. A later state, with plate number. ZACHARAKIS: 796; BANK OF CYPRUS: 14.
[Ref: 13484]    £4,500.00 ($6,053 • €5,112 rates)

PORCACCHI, Tomaso. [16th century miniature map of Cyprus]
Cipro. Venice, 1576. 110 x 145mm, set in italian text. Fine impression
Porcacchi's map of Cyprus, from the second edition of his 'L'Isole piu famose del Mondo', first issued in 1572. One of the earliest obtainable separate maps of Cyprus. Includes a decorative cartouche, a compass rose, and four sea monsters. BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: Cyprus 27.
[Ref: 18115]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A classic 16th century Dutch map of Cyprus]
Cypri Insulae Nova Descript. 1573. Antwerp, 1573, Latin edition. Coloured. 350 x 500mm. Restoration at centrefold.
The famous of Cyprus engraved by Johannes à Doeticum for the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. A large title cartouche top left is balanced by an inset map of Lemnos bottom right, drawn by Ortelius himself from a written account by Pierre Belon, 1555. The pagination matches van den Broecke's description of the 1573 Latin variant edition (the year the map was first published); however the map is his second state (with 'Tepia' added), which he dates to 1574-5. ZACHARAKIS: 1614, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 149, second state of four (with waves not stipple and showing Tepia).
[Ref: 17916]    £1,750.00 ($2,354 • €1,988 rates)

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th century map of Cyprus and the islands of the Aegean]
Cyprus Ins.; Stalimini I.; Chius Insul.; Mitilene Ins.; Negroponte In.; Cerigo Insul.; Rhodus Ins. Amsterdam, 1609, French text edition. Old colour. 355 x 490mm. A good, dark impression.
An early example of this map of Cyprus with six inset maps of other Ægean islands underneath: Lemnos, Chios, Mitiline, Euboea, Kythira & Rhodes. In the seas of the main map are two strapwork cartouches, a sea-monster and a galley flying a Crescent Moon flag. This example is from the first French edition, published only three years after its first issue. ZACHARAKIS: 2211, illus.; KOEMAN: Me 19.
[Ref: 17882]    £1,400.00 ($1,883 • €1,590 rates)

MARIETTE, Pierre. [A 17th century French map of Cyprus]
Cyprus Insula. Paris: Mariette, c.1660. Original outline colour. 380 x 490mm. Minor creasing at centre fold.
A rare map of Cyprus, based on the map of Jacamo Franco of c.1570, the same source used by Ortelius, Blaeu and Jansson. Mariette has been criticised as just a copyist because of a number of spelling mistakes in the place names, including Nocosia (Nicosia) and Calopetria (Cacopetria). However the Sylvia Ioannou Collection has a printer's proof, printed before the decorative details were engraved, in which careful hand written corrections were made. Although most of the corrections were re-engraved, the two quoted above were overlooked.
[Ref: 16641]    £4,250.00 ($5,716 • €4,828 rates)

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17t century miniature map of Cyprus]
Isles de Cypre. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Highly decorative miniature map of Cyprus with a title cartouche depicting an infantry battle.
[Ref: 17198]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)

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