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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 ($2,277 • €1,955 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 ($312 • €268 rates)


QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of Cyprus]
Cyprus Insula. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 215 x 295mm. Fine dark impression.
Cyprus, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens'. Two inset Latin-text boxes give a history and description of the island. BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: Cyprus 44; STYLIANOU: 92; BANK OF CYPRUS CULTURAL FOUNDATION: 47.
[Ref: 18344]    £1,400.00 ($1,821 • €1,564 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 ($1,821 • €1,564 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 ($5,529 • €4,747 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 ($390 • €335 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 ($3,708 • €3,183 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 ($1,626 • €1,396 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 ($2,992 • €2,569 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 ($1,236 • €1,061 rates)


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