Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor Nova Descriptio – Aegypti Recentior Descriptio – Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus.
Antwerp, Ortelius, [c.1600]. Original hand-coloured copper engraving. Plate Size: 49 cm x 32.5 cm. Sheet Size: 53.8 cm x 36.2 cm. Original map. Very good condition. Clean and crisp. Reverse carries Latin text.
[Van der Krogt, Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. III A, S. 94 ff., 31:041, Nr.106; Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, Nr. 174 a-c].
Three detailed maps on one sheet: Asia Minor (22.7 cm x 32 cm) on verso while recto carries Egypt and Carthage (22.7 cm x 32 cm). Border of Asia Minor and Egypt carries longitudinal and latitudinal information. Cyprus and the Greek islands included in the map of Asia Minor. Carthage map carries explanatory Latin annotation. Rivers and towns depicted on all maps. Mountain features and ancient aqueduct engraved on Carthage map. The Giza Pyramids are represented as four triangular structures on the map of Egypt.
Abraham Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). He was one of the most notable figures of the Dutch school of cartography during its golden age (approximately 1570s-1670s).