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Title: Il Diesegno D'Geografia Moderna Della Provincia Di Natolia ...
A magnificent and early detailed map of Turkey which also includes Cyprus, Crete and many of the Greek islands. Constantinople, the Ottoman capital, is clearly delineated and was the gateway to Europe at this time. Despite the Venetian Republic's many wars with Turkey, they were also dependent on Turkey for the oriental trade it brought. This is the rare first state of the master mapmaker, Giacomo Gastaldi's, modern map of the region and was engraved by Paolo Forlani. This map is printed on two sheets joined and was the first large-scale map of the region to be produced, becoming the basis for many other subsequent publications, both from the Lafreri school and Flemish and Dutch mapmakers. A compass rose is shown in the Mediterranean and the title is enclosed in a decorative surround at lower right which also contains the mileage scale. A little light staining to the centrefold, otherwise in generally good condition. A good example of a rare and seminally important map of the region.     (id:82184)
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Giacomo Gastaldi

Turkey, Greece
1564/15.0" x 20.5"  (38.0 x 52.0 cm)
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Jonathan Potter Ltd
Our Latest Catalogue - December 2007
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12/2007

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