Auction 113, Lot 657

"Cyprus Insula [on sheet with] Candia, Olim Creta", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Mediterranean - Cyprus and Crete

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17 x 14.3 inches
43.2 x 36.3 cm

This folio sheet contains maps of Cyprus and Crete one above the other. Ortelius based these maps on the cartography of Camocio and Bordoni. The map of Crete shows a labyrinth as well as the caves said to be where the aboriginal inhabitants lived. This plate only appeared in the Theatrum until 1584.

References: Van den Broecke #148; Stylianou #65.

Condition: A

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/7/2005