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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 ($1,799 • €1,635 rates)


BERTIUS, Petrus. [Early 17th century miniature map of Cyprus]
Cyprus. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius II, 1616, Latin text edition. Coloured. 90 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Cyprus printed from a new plate engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jnr for his edition of Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Compared to the earlier map by Cornelis Claez, the Hondius verion has thicker printed borders with longitude and latitude numbers. IOANNOU COLLECTION: 60; BCCF: 58.
[Ref: 19385]    £375.00 ($482 • €438 rates)


MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Early 17th century map of map of Cyprus]
Cypri Insula. Venice, Paolo & Francesco Galignani, 1621. Coloured. 140 x 180mm, set in a page of text.
Map of Cyprus, reduced from Ortelius' map by Girolamo Porro, with an Italian text below the map and on the reverse. BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: Cyprus Vol 1, 38.
[Ref: 19192]    £400.00 ($514 • €467 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Classic 17th century Dutch map of Cyprus]
Cyprus Insula. Amsterdam, 1665, Dutch text edition. Original colour with gold highlights. 390 x 410mm, wide margins. A superb example.
A famous map of Cyprus, with Famagusta, Nicosia and Limassol marked in red with gold spots, published in Blaeu's monumental 11-volume 'Atlas Major'. The large title cartouche depicts a famous story from Greek mythology; Aphrodite, seated in a shell being drawn across the sea to Cyprus by a pair of swans, is pricked with an arrow by her son Cupid, which causes her to fall in love with Adonis. Unfortunately he was killed by a boar. ZACHARAKIS: 243, illus. pl.40; BANK OF CYPRUS: 66; SCUTARI (Comp): Sweet Land of Cyprus 51, 'perhaps the finest map of Cyprus'.
[Ref: 19610]    £1,850.00 ($2,377 • €2,161 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 ($386 • €350 rates)


FRANCO, Giacomo. [Lasor a Varea's issue of Franco's map of Cyprus]
Cipro. Padua: Giovanni-Battista Conzatti, 1713. 95 x 175mm, set in text.
Giacomo Franco's map of Cyprus, first published in 1597 and again with text by Giusseppe Rosaccio the following year, here republished in Alfonso Lasor a Varea's 'Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum calamo delineatus'. Nicosia is marked, illustrating the star-shaped defensive walls of the city. See BCCF: 40 for first issue.
[Ref: 15862]    £650.00 ($835 • €759 rates)


MOULLART-SANSON, Pierre. [A scarce map of Cyprus in classical times]
Cyprus Praestantia nulli cedens Insulae Urbes suis antiquitus paruerunt Tyrannis, deindé, Novem Rgenorum Sedes fuerunt Regi Persarum... Paris, c1718. Original colour. 355 x 490mm. Centre fold reinforced on verso, otherwise a very fine example.
An unusual map of Cyprus, divided into nine classical kingdoms, based on the writings of Herodotus and Diodorus. The Roman roads are also marked, taken from the Peutiger Table. Pierre Moullart-Sanson (d.1730), grandson of Nicolas and nephew of Guillaume, was the third generation of the family to become 'géographe du roy'. He bought his uncle's stock and re-published the Sanson atlas with a few additional maps, including this and a map of contemporary Cyprus, both with an outline based on Paolo Forlani's 'Isola di Cipro' of 1571. In the title area there is some obvious signs of text erasure: we have been unable to find an example with the original text. BCCF: Maps of Cyprus 114.
[Ref: 19178]    £5,000.00 ($6,425 • €5,840 rates)


MYLLER, Angelicus Maria [Frontispiece from 'Peregrinus in Jerusalem']
Terraque Marique. Vienna & Nürnburg: Peter Conrad Monath, 1735. 180 x 135mm.
A frontispiece from 'Peregrinus In Jerusalem', the account of the 1718 journey of German monk Angelicus Maria Myller from Rome to Jerusalem then on to Troy, Gallipoli, Constantinople, Syria then back to Rome via Malta. This plate is a summary: it shows Myller riding a donkey into Egypt, with a bird's-eye view of the eastern Mediterranean behind, marking 'Caromania' (Turkey), Syria and Cyprus. 'Terraque Marique’ roughly means ‘by land and sea’.
[Ref: 17187]    £160.00 ($206 • €187 rates)


GAUDRY, Albert & DAMOUR, Amédée. [Map of the agriculture of Cyprus]
Essai d'une Carte Agricole de L'Isle de Chypre... Paris, 1854. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, sheet 640 x 970mm. Linen fragile at folds.
A detailed map of the island, marking the different uses of the agricultural land, created when Napoleon III of France had plans to appropriate the island as a naval base with which to control the Eastern Mediterranean. A highly-influential map, with information still being used by cartographers when Cyprus became a British protectorate a quarter of a century later. IOANNOU COLLECTION: 83.
[Ref: 11615]    £2,200.00 ($2,827 • €2,570 rates)


MAS LATRIE, M.L. de. [Large and detailed map of Cyprus]
Carte de L'Isle de Chypre dressée par M.L. de Mas Latrie pour servir à l'Histoire de l'Ile de Chypre sous le Règne des Princes de la Maison de Lusignan. 1862. Paris, 1862. Original colour. 575 x 915mm. With centre fold only.
Large map of Cyprus, marking details as small as mills, ruins and tombs. Listed bottom right are ten maps Mas Latrie consulted while compiling this map. Jacques Maries Joseph Louis de Mas Latrie visited Cyprus in 1844-5 and published a three-volume History of Cyprus, Vol II in 1852, III in 1855 and, perversely, the first volume in 1862, in which this map appeared. Mas Latrie also published an account of the construction of the map in 1862: a PDF version is available at: http://www.persee.fr/web/revues/home/prescript/article/bec_0373-6237_1863_num_24_1_445868. IOANNOU COLLECTION: 84, 'the father of the medieval history of Cyprus'; See BANK OF CYPRUS: 150 for later state.
[Ref: 11646]    £2,400.00 ($3,084 • €2,803 rates)


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