Cyprus Insula Cyprus Greek Islands Janssonius map 1638
Title: Cyprus Insula
Fine edition of the Hondius Janssonius map Asia Minor of Cyprus and the Greek islands. The maps shows the towns Famagusta que olim (before) Famastus, Nocosia olim (once) Tremitus (Twelfe miles to the west from Nicosia is the hamlet of Tremitus) (year 326) Paphia (Paphos) and many mountains (Olympus) and other old places and villages also in the North a Aqueduct. Also the Greek North Aegean Islands (once): Stalimene, Chio, Mitylene, Negroponte, Cerigo & Rhodo. A sea monster, a Vessel and a decorative title cartouche with Cyprus Ins. and a Italy and German mile scale complete the map.
Text verso: CYPRUS INSULA Cum Stalimene, Chio, Mitylene, Negroponte, Cerigo & Rhodo Insulis, in Latin text.
Cartographer: Jodocus Hondius
Jodocus Hondius (Latinized version of his Dutch name: Joost de Hondt) (14 October 1563 – 12 February 1612), sometimes called Jodocus Hondius the Elder to distinguish him from his son Jodocus Hondius II, was a Flemish / Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century.
17th -18th Century maps & atlases & prints.
Engraving is Absolutely Guaranteed authentic original map. A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.
Sheet app.: 59 x 49 cm. 23.25 x 19.5 inches. Image app: 49 x 35 cm. 19.5 x 14 inches. Condition: Very good for a nearly 400 year old engraving, nice hand coloring, repair marginal split lower and higher centerfold.