Auction 122, Lot 634

"Candia Insula olim Creta", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Crete

Period: 1608 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm

Finely engraved, small map of Crete filled with place names, including the Laberinthus, next to a tiny depiction of the mythological Labyrinth of the Minotaur. The map is adorned with a strapwork cartouche filled with a short history of Crete, and on the bottom of the map, a pair of sphinxes guard the scale of miles. The surrounding seas are stipple-engraved with calligraphic titling. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Nice dark impression with attractive color. The bottom margin is a little narrow and has been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $210 - $250


Closed on 12/5/2007