"Candia olim Creta", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1653 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 15 inches
52.8 x 38.1 cm
This wonderful map of the island is geographically identical to that of Joan Blaeu's map. However, Jansson has changed the cartouche configuration at top and added decorative features including figures flanking both the title and distance scale cartouches and ships sailing the seas. Dutch text on verso.
Lovely original color. Lightly toned with a few unobtrusive spots and slight text show-through. Fold separation in blank margin.