Auction 119, Lot 696

"Insula Creta Hodie Candia in Sue IV Territoria Divisa…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Crete

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

Handsome and decorative map of Crete and the Aegean islands as far as Ydra and Patmos, including the Cyclades and the beautiful island of Santorini, with a lengthy Latin note about the early volcanic activity that changed Santorini's shape. The map is adorned with a beautifully engraved cartouche including a figure of Neptune, Mercury, an Ottoman ruler, cherubs and a veritable vineyard of grapes.


Condition: B

Superb impression and original color. There are a few light spots of irregular toning, otherwise the map is very good.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/9/2007