"Creta Iouis magni, medio iacet insula ponto [on sheet with] Insulae Maris Ionii [and] Sardinia", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Crete, Sardinia, Corsica
Period: 1624 (published)
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.
Toned on centerfold. Wide original margins with a couple of spots.