Griechenland - Mittelmeer

Nr. 441: Cyprus Ins:

First issue of J. Hondius’ map in bright original colour

“Cyprus Ins:”. Cyprus with insets of Stalimini I., Chius Insul., Mitilene Ins., Negroponte In., Cerigo Insul. and Rhodus Ins. at bottom. Engraved map in original colour from the first Jodocus Hondius edition of Mercator’s Folio-Atlas, Amsterdam 1606. 35, 5 x 49 cm.

Stylianou # 98. Koeman-van der Krogt map 8130:1A. Zacharakis 1451. Verso Latin text, sign. 7G and page Nos. 329/330. First issue of this important map, which is one of the new maps, engraved by Jodocus Hondius, which were added to the new atlas. – Fine and strong impression with original margins at all sides. Exceptionally beautiful original colour! A tear into the map from upper margin to first third of map sheet neatly repaired and almost not visible from recto. Unobtrusive other restorations. Some colour blurring.  – A very attractive copy of the rare first issue of this important map in outstandingly beautiful and bright original colour!

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