Ortelius - Cypri insulae nova descript
Size:16.5 in. X 22.8 in
Title: 'Cypri insulae nova descript'. Verso text is Italian.
A milestone in the history of cartography of Cyprus based on a 1570 map by Giacomo Franco. The map is embellished by sailing ships and a sea monster, bearing a map of Lemnos in an inset bottom right based on the written account by Pierre Belon 1555. At top left the title is framed in a cartouche.
The map is in very good condition for its age with some browning and some short tears on the margins repaired with tape, not affecting the image. It is also taped in the middle of the back and several other places on the back for reinforcement