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  EUROPE 
 Cyprus 

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 ($5,432 • €4,764 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 ($383 • €336 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Coronelli's famous map of Cyprus]
Acamantis Insula, hoggidi Cipro, Posseduta dalla Republica Veneta sin'all'Anno 1571. Venice, c.1696. 465 x 610mm. A very fine impression, wide margins.
Coronelli's large map of the island, with decorative cartouche with the title on an ox-hide, a scale cartouche featuring the Lusigan coat of arms and a piction of the architrave of the Cornaro Palce in Venice with more armorials. STYLIANOU: 138; BANK OF CYPRUS: 101.1; IOANNOU: 55.
[Ref: 18217]    £2,850.00 ($3,642 • €3,195 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Map of classical Cyprus]
Cyprus, Insula læta choris blandorum et mater amoram. Amsterdam, c.1700, blank verso. Coloured. 350 x 470mm. A very fine example with wide margins.
Classic map of Cyprus, published for the Hornius 'Atlas of the Ancient World'. With engraved names of the provinces in Cyprus, mountains, woods and some place names along the coasts. A beautiful hand colored example of this decorative map. In the Mediterrarean Sea with three engraved sailing ships, two compass roses and a sea monster ZACHARAKIS: 1123, illus.
[Ref: 16288]    £1,250.00 ($1,598 • €1,401 rates)


KEULEN, Johannes van. [A scarce sea chart of Cyprus]
Pas-kaart van't Oosterste deel vande Middellantsche Zee Vervattende de Zee-kusten van Caramania, Cyprus, Soria en Ægiptia. Amsterdam, Gerard van Keulen, c.1706. 520 x 585mm. A few minor repairs in margins.
A rare chart of the eastern Mediterranean, orientated with north to the left, the only chart of Cyprus by van Keulen. It shows the southern coastline of Turkey around to Syria, Palestine and Egypt to Alexandria. In the top right corner is a fine allegorical title cartouche, and in the sea area are two compass roses, a galleon and galley and a cartouche enclosing the scale and attribution. Originally issued in 1686 this version is very slightly reworked, with 'Italian Miles' added to the scale. BANK OF CYPRUS: 90.1; IOANNOU: 65; ZACHARAKIS: 1181.
[Ref: 18232]    £2,300.00 ($2,939 • €2,578 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]    £950.00 ($1,214 • €1,065 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 ($204 • €179 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 ($2,812 • €2,466 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 ($3,067 • €2,690 rates)


 Malta 

FERRETTI, Francesco. [A rare 16th century miniature map of Malta]
Ragionevol' Forma et Vera Postura del Isola di Malta.. Ancona: F. Salvioni, 1579-80. 135 x 90mm.
A map of Malta within a circle with only a few place names, surrounded by sea monsters and a galley. It was engraved by Michel'Angelo Marrelli for 'Diporti Notterni Dialloghi...', a small military manual that contained 28 maps of islands. The author, Francesco Ferreti (1523-93), was a Knight of the Order of St Stephen, which was founded by Cosimo I de' Medici to help fight the Ottomans and pirates of the Mediterranean and had participated at the great Battle of Lepanto less than a decade earlier. Dedicated to Francesco de'Medici, Cosimo's son and successor as Grand Duke of Tuscany, the manual's maps are of the Mediterranean islands most at risk, with a map of Britain being the only exception. GANADO: 23.
[Ref: 15502]    £700.00 ($895 • €785 rates)


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