Auction 125, Lot 653

"Insula Creta Hodie Candia in Sua IV Territoria Divisa cum Adjacentibus Aegei Maris Insulis", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Crete

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperis…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 with a lengthy Latin note about the early volcanic activity that changed Santorini's shape. The map is adorned with a beautifully engraved cartouche featuring a figure of Neptune, Mercury, an Ottoman ruler, cherubs and a veritable vineyard of grapes.

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Condition: B

Some toning and repairs along centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/24/2008

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