A map of Cyprus

Cyprus c.1570

Giacomo Franco’s highly detailed map of Cyprus, from about 1570, and still in use 300 years later.



A map of Cyprus, c.1570

The work of Giacomo Franco, a 20-year-old Venetian engraver and printer. The detailed accuracy (including 75% of the villages) was such that it was not bettered until British 19th-century surveys. There was a surge in interest in Cyprus following the invasion and conquest of the island by the Turks in 1570.

Original Size: 42 x 57 cms

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84 cm X 114 cm£1500£1500£1500
63 cm X 86 cm£1250£1250£1250
42 cm X 57 cm£750£750£750