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This map was published in the first edition of Abraham Ortelius’ ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ in 1570, the first modern atlas of the world. This example was issued in the Latin text edition of 1574 with the pagination 67 to the verso. The left side of the map sheet features a well engraved map of Turkey which is oriented with the north to the left. It is derived from the extremely rare map of Giacomo Gastaldi as published by Paolo Forlani in Venice 1564. It depicts the whole of Asia Minor or present day Turkey in excellent detail and includes the important islands of Cyprus, Rhodes and Crete. The two smaller maps at the right feature the Lower Nile region of Egypt and the region of ancient Carthage. Van den Broecke 174; refer Woodward ‘The Maps and Prints of Paolo Forlani’ 26.01; Zacharakis, C. 1613.
ORTELIUS, Abraham

Natoliae Quae Olim Asia Minor or Nova Descriptio/ Aegypti Recentior Descriptio/ Carthaginis Celebrrimi Sinus Typus

Antwerp, 1570-[74]
325 x 495 mm., in fine modern wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 8320
£ 375
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