Auction 117, Lot 693

"Isle et Royaume de Candie", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Crete

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.


Condition: A

Original outline color. Lightly toned, darker in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/6/2006