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Cyprus Insula laeta choris, blandorum et mater amorum

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Ianssonii, Ioannis
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1650-1700
Materials: ink; laid paper; color wash
Measurements: 21 in x 25 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

A hand-colored map of classical Cyprus possibly from Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui (1653-1700) by Jan Jansson and Georg Horn. With a rstrapwork title cartouche and explanation table in the top left and bottom right corners respectively. The sea has rhumb lines, compass roses, sailing vessels and a sea monster. Coastal towns and villages, rivers, woodlands and mountains are depicted pictorially.