[Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled

Benedetto Bordone (*1460 - 1539)
Coloured woodcut map of Cyprus, Aegean Sea. Printed in Venice in the year 1528.

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A rare and early woodcut map of the Aegean Sea by Bernedetto Bordone. The map was published in his 'Libro de Benedetto Bordone, nel qual si ragiona de tutte L'isole del mondo' printed in Venice 1528. The map shows the Sea of Marmara to Crete and the Levant with Cyprus.


CartographerBenedetto Bordone
Title[Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled
Publisher, YearVenice, 1528
Plate Size29.5 x 39.6 cm (11.6 x 15.6 inches)
Sheet Size29.7 x 39.6 cm (11.7 x 15.6 inches)


Trimmed along neatline, centrefold backed, some creasing. Good.


Benedetto Bordone was an Italian cartographer, chart- and mapmaker who worked in Venice during the beginning of the 16th century. He is best known for his Isolario, a geographical, historical and cultural description of the islands of the Mediterranean and the world, which first appeared in 1528. The genre Isolario was very popular in Italy at that time and was intended as an illustrated guide for sailors. Bordone also describes new discoveries in South and North America for the first time in an Isolario. The book contains a record of Pizarro's conquest of Peru, the earliest known printed report of the event. Of particular interest are 12 woodcut maps of America and the earliest map of Japan as an island printed in Europe.

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Benedetto Bordone: [Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled.
Coloured woodcut map of Cyprus, Aegean Sea. Printed in Venice in the year 1528.

Greece - Bordone, Benedetto - [Aegean Sea. Greece & Turkey] untitled

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