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Auction 118, Lot 759

"Creta Iouis magni, medio iacet insula ponto [on sheet with] Insulae Maris Ionii [and] Sardinia", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Crete, Sardinia, Corsica

Period: 1624 (published)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.5 inches
49 x 34.3 cm

Great map of the Mediterranean islands; the major map of Crete and three smaller maps of Corsica, Islands in the Ionian Sea, and Sardinia. Ortelius compiled the map from both classical and contemporary sources. Strapwork cartouches, a ship and sea monsters ornament the map. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #217.

Condition: B

Toned on centerfold. Wide original margins with a couple of spots.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/6/2007