Title: Il Disegno D'Geografia Moderna Della provincia di Natolia et Caramania, patria de gli sig. r i Turchi della casa Ottomana . . . l'Isola di Candia, et quella di Cipro . . . MDLXIII . . .
Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi / Paolo Forlani
Place / Date: Venice / 1564
First edition of this important early 2-sheet map of Asia Minor, Cyprus, and Turkey, prepared by Giacomo Gastaldi and Paolo Forlani, one of the earliest modern maps of the region.
The map extends form the Aegean to the Euphrates River, with a marvelous detailed depiction of Cyprus. The first edition of the map, with Forlani's name as the publisher (removed in the second edition of 1570).
The map is based upon Gastaldi's 4-sheet map of Asia and was originally engraved by Paolo Forlani and published by Fernando Bertelli. Two years later, Forlani engraved a similar map for Camocio.