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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 map 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 ($2,245 • €1,965 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century map of Cyprus & Aegean Islands]
Insular Aliquot Aegaei Maris Antiqua Descrip. Antwerp, 1587. Latin text. Original colour. 360 x 470mm. Small repairs to verdigris weaknesses.
A map of Cyprus surrounded by smaller maps of islands in the Aegean sea, including Renia & Delos, Nicaria, Euboea, Samos, Keos, Rhodes, Chios, Lesbos and Samos It was published in the Parergon, Ortelius's atlas of the Ancient World. VAN DEN BROECKE: 216; STYLIANOU 67
[Ref: 18787]    £1,250.00 ($1,604 • €1,404 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Cyprus]
Cyprus Insula. Brescia: La Compagnia Bresciana, 1599. 80 x 105mm, set in Italian letterpress. Good impression
A miniature map of Cyprus, copied from the map in Ortelius's Epitome and published in an edition of Botero's 'Relationi Universali'. These pirates of Ortelius's pocket atlas had a long publication history: an edition appeared in Venice in 1724, over a century after the official publication had ceased. BCCF: 44.
[Ref: 18828]    £450.00 ($577 • €505 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 ($308 • €270 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 ($1,796 • €1,572 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 ($385 • €337 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 ($3,657 • €3,201 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 ($1,219 • €1,067 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 ($205 • €180 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 ($2,823 • €2,471 rates)


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