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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 ($2,174 • €1,943 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 ($1,553 • €1,388 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century Dutch map of Cyprus in superb original colour]
Cypri Insulae Nova Descript. 1573. Antwerp, 1595, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 350 x 500mm.
Ortelius's 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 best example we have seen of this map on the market for many years. ZACHARAKIS: 1614, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 149, state 3 of 4 (with stipple not waves).
[Ref: 19476]    £2,200.00 ($2,732 • €2,442 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 ($559 • €500 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 ($298 • €266 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 ($1,739 • €1,554 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 ($466 • €416 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 ($497 • €444 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 ($2,298 • €2,054 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 ($373 • €333 rates)


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