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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 Ser.ma 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 ($5,940 • €5,040 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 ($528 • €448 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 ($2,310 • €1,960 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 ($1,848 • €1,568 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 ($5,610 • €4,760 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 ($396 • €336 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 ($1,650 • €1,400 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 ($1,254 • €1,064 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 ($211 • €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 ($2,904 • €2,464 rates)


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