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This small yet meticulously engraved map titled "Natolia," published in Amsterdam in 1621, is part of Jan Everts Cloppenburgh's esteemed work, "Wereld Spiegel..." or "Mirror of the World."

The map presents a detailed depiction of Anatolia, a region corresponding to modern-day Turkey. This area, straddling the crossroads of Europe and Asia, has been a cultural melting pot for millennia, boasting a rich history stretching back to ancient civilizations.

Notably, the map features Cyprus, the third-largest island in the Mediterranean, which historically has been of strategic significance to various empires. The part of "Candia" is also represented. Candia, the medieval name for Crete under the Venetian rule, was a significant naval base in the Mediterranean during this time.

Numerous cities within Turkey itself are depicted, showcasing Cloppenburgh's attention to detail. Despite its relatively small size, the map presents a detailed portrayal of the region, reflecting the comprehensive nature of Cloppenburgh's work.

Jan Everts Cloppenburgh was a Dutch publisher who was active in the early 17th century, a period often referred to as the 'Golden Age' of Dutch cartography.

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Jan Everts Cloppenburgh Biography

Johannes Cloppenburg (sometimes Cloppenburgh; also H. Jan Evertsz and Johannes Everhardus) was a Dutch cartographer. Based in Amsterdam, he was active between roughly 1610 and 1644. He worked closely with the Hondius/Jansson firm and is credited with the 1630 edition of the Atlas Minor.