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Old antique map of Cyprus, by W. & J. Blaeu.

Item number:26641
Category:Antique maps > asia > turkey - cyprus
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Cyprus Insula. - W. & J. Blaeu, 1640-43.


Old map of Cyprus, by W. & J. Blaeu.

Date of the first edition: 1634
Date of this map: 1640-43

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 38 x 50.5cm (14.8 x 19.7 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: very nice original coloured, slight shine-through of verso text.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 2, 8130:2; Stylianou, #112; Ioannou, #51.

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas novus; in quo tabulae et descriptiones omnium regionum editae a Guiljel: et Ioanne Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1640. (Van der Krogt 2, 2:201)

 
The dominating decorative motif of the external decoration of the map is the figure of Aphrodite sailing towards Paphos drawn by her swans.

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