Olfert (Olivier) DAPPER , Description Exacte Des Isles De L' Archipel , Amsterdam 1703 . Folio (360x270mm) . French .

 A folio book originally published in Dutch as Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee...(Amsterdam 1688) . The present , French edition was published by George Gallet in Amsterdam . Dapper's book is a magnificent production as far as printing is concerned and at the same time an interesting source for the islands of the Archipelago . Dapper never visited the places he described in his book . He compiled his descriptions from the writings of known travellers , or from the accounts of seamen . The text on Cyprus ("De l'Ile de Cypre") on pages 21-88 , is preceded by a double-page map of the island entitled "Cyprus Insula" (287x374mm) (the one above) . The author of the map remains unknown but his prototype was Blaeu or Janssonius (Fig. 37) Dapper's map is basically distinguished from its prototype because of a new marine composition at the lower right corner that replaces Blaeu's Aphrodite and swans of Fig. 37 .The extensive text is illustrated with two other Cyprus items . The first is a town plan of "Famagouste" (125x160mm) (see Fig.49) on page 30 which accompanies the relevant account entitled "De la ville de Famagouste" (pp 29-31) . It is a conventional , three-dimensional view which does not include the numerous churches of the town (Fig. 49) . Nevertheless , it is an important plan for the study of the town's fortification system , as it resembles a wooden model at the Museo Storico Navale in Venice which is labelled "Fortezza di Famagosta" and dated 1571 (see also Fig. 56) . The last Cyprus item is a double-page engraved illustration of the Larnaca harbour seen from the sea and depicting the fort and the church of St. Lazarus . It is entitled "Salinas of Soutpannen anders Arnica di Salinas ou les Salines" (280x343mm) and it precedes the relevant account , "De la ville d' Arnica ou D' Arnacho" on pages 33-35 .