Auction 111, Lot 558

"Candia Olim Creta", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Crete

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

Appealing miniature map of the island showing several place names and the mythological Labryinthus where the Minotaur was confined. It was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.

References: King (1st) pp. 74-75.

Condition: B

Attractive original color with a small spot.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/8/2005