"Insula Creta Hodie Candia in Sue IV Territoria Divisa…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm
This is a handsome, decorative map of Crete and the Aegean islands as far as Ydra and Patmos. It includes the Cyclades and the beautiful island of Santorini. A lengthy Latin note describes the early volcanic activity that changed Santorini's shape. The map is adorned with a brilliant cartouche featuring a figure of Neptune, Mercury, an Ottoman ruler, cherubs and a veritable vineyard of grapes.
A sound sheet with some toning on the centerfold.