Nr. 688: Insular. aliquot
“Insular. aliquot Aegaei Maris antiqua descrip.”. A map of Cyprus “Cyprus, Insula laeta choris, blandorum et mater amorum” (20,5 x 29 cm), surrounded on three sides by 9 smaller maps showing the islands Rinia & Dilos, Nicaria, Euboea, Samos, Keos, Rhodes, Chios, Lesbos and Lemnos. Map-sheet printed from one plate and executed in original colour by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerpen, the privilege dated 1584. Verso French text. (PM) 36 x 47 cm.
From the Theatrum edition of 1587. Cf. van den Broecke, map 216; Stylianou 67; Zacharakis 2502/1619. - Full original colour, wide margins! Few places with signs of cracking colour verso reinforced, no loss of printed surface. Few creases taken out. A very handsome copy in contemporary colour!