"Isle et Royaume de Candie", Chiquet, Jacques
Period: 1719 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
8.8 x 6.4 inches
22.4 x 16.3 cm
This uncommon small map of Crete is nicely engraved with a flourishing, banner-style cartouche held aloft by the winged lion of St. Mark brandishing a sword - symbol of the Venetian government that ruled Crete prior to the takeover by the Turkish Empire.
Original outline color. Lightly toned, darker in blank margins.