Auction 117, Lot 691

"Candia olim Creta", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Crete

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.3 inches
11.9 x 8.4 cm

Appealing miniature map of the island showing several place names and the mythological Labryinthus where the Minotaur was confined. This map is from a pocket edition of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum. The maps were copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Light damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/6/2006