"Corfu", Langenes, Barent
Subject: Greece, Corfu
Period: 1598 (published)
Color: Hand Color
5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm
This delightful miniature map of the important Greek island of Corfu is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a tiny sailing ship. The maps of this rival to Ortelius' pocket atlas were engraved by two of the finest Flemish engravers: brothers-in-law Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere. This map doesn't have an engraver's signature. Dutch text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82.
Margins soiled with paper loss in the lower right margin.