Auction 117, Lot 693

"Isle et Royaume de Candie", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Crete

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

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

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/6/2006

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