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MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J. -  Cyprus Ins.
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Title : Cyprus Ins..
Map maker : MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J..
Date : Amsterdam 1630.
Size : 13.8 x 19.3 inches. / 35.0 x 49.1 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :A decorative map of Cyprus, with six inset maps of Stalimini, Chius, Mitilene, Negroponte, Cerigo, and Rhodes. The map's engraver was likely Jodocus Hondius. Though Hondius was the founder of the Hondius book and map publishing firm, he was also a noted engraver.
A finely detailed title cartouche is at the right. A ship sails in the waters south of Cyprus. A sea monster balances the map's composition at the top left. A mileage scale is at the bottom left.

Condition : A good and strong impression. Paper age-toned, as usual. Some stronger browning in the margins, can easily be matted out. Altogether in very good condition.

ID: 12127

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