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Auction 116, Lot 684

"Candia olim Creta", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Crete

Period: 1585 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm
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Appealing miniature map of the island that shows several place names and the mythological Labyrinth where the Minotaur was confined. It is on a page with Latin text. Map of Cyprus on verso has some loss from an abrasion in the upper part of the map.


Condition: A

Light damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/20/2006