Auction 127, Lot 664

"Candia Insula / Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 x 36.3 cm

This handsome sheet features a large map of Crete above ten inset maps of other Aegean Islands below. Includes Metellino (Mitiline, Lebos), Cerigo (Kithira), Scarpanto (Karpathos), Nicsia (Naxos), Santorini (Thira), Milo (Milos), Stalimene (Lemnos), Negroponte (Euboea), Rodus (Rhodos), and Scio (Chios). Each is beautifully engraved to simulate the sea and to show the major ports, cities and fortifications. Latin text verso.

References: Van den Broecke #147; Zacharakis #1617.

Condition: A+

Nice impression and strong old color.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/25/2009