Antique Maps of Cyprus

Cypri Insulae Nova Descript. 1573.


ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

An early map of Cyprus drawn by Giacomo Franco and engraved by Joannes Deutecum, with inset of Lemnos. Included in the 'Additamentum I' and 'Orbis Terrarum'. The inset map of Lemnos was drawn by Ortelius from a written account by the French naturalist and traveler, Pierre Belon (1553). Latin text on verso. First state.

Condition: Exceptional original colour; very short centrefold split in the lower margin, overall fine condition.

Size: 355 x 500mm (14 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 15530

Price: £1680

Von der Insel unnd Konigreich Cypern.


MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Origin: Basle, 1588.

A small map of Cyprus set in a page of text, published in Munster's "Cosmography

Condition: Coloured, woodcut; some minor staining and spotting. otherwise a good example.

Size: 100 x 150mm (4 x 6 inches).

Reference: 11637

Price: £160