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 The Mediterranean 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [A large map of the Mediterranean Countries and Arabia]
Carte de L'Empire Othoman... Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 525 x 1210mm. A very fine example.
A large map which, despite the title, shows the whole of the Mediterranean and Europe north to London, with references to the Roman Empire as well as the Ottoman, with two inset maps referring to Alexander the Great's empire. The map is flanked by two large tables which provide an extensive list of the principle towns and states with their respective locations. Also included are lengthy historical notes concerning Alexander the Great's Empire, as well as detailed information on the Roman Empire. This map was published in Chatelain's 'Atlas Historique'.
[Ref: 15804]    £1,200.00 ($1,676 • €1,360 rates)

GRIERSON, George [A scarce Irish chart of the Western part of The Mediterranean]
To the Right Honourable the Chief Commissioners and Governours of his Majesties Revenue of Ireland this Chart of the Mediterrean According to the Newest and most Exact Observations is most humbly Dedicated by your Honours most humb: Servant Geo. Grierson. Dublin, c.1730. Two sheets conjoined, total 460 x 670mm.
A rare chart of the Mediterranean west of Corsica and Sardinia, published in Dublin by George Grierson (1680?-1755), who, despite being 'Printer to the King in Ireland' specialised in producing pirated copies of maps.
[Ref: 14456]    £2,000.00 ($2,794 • €2,266 rates)

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 ($419 • €340 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 ($908 • €736 rates)

BUY DE MORNAS, Claude. [Map of the Eastern Mediterranean in Hellenistic times]
Carte Generale Pour L'Intelligence De L'Histoire Profane Du Quatrieme Age. . . Paris: Desnos, 1761. Original colour. 365 x 520mm.
A map of the easten Mediterranean, with Greece divided into classical states including Attica and Sparta. The elaborate frame-like border was printed separately.
[Ref: 16729]    £260.00 ($363 • €295 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 ($231 • €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 ($6,287 • €5,099 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 ($559 • €453 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 ($2,445 • €1,983 rates)

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early plan of Famagusta]
Famagusta. Cologne, c.1600. Original colour. 160 x 230mm. Trimmed from a larger sheet, false margins at top & left.
An early 'map-view', with the major buildings shown in profile with little consideration for perspective.
[Ref: 17846]    £240.00 ($335 • €272 rates)

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