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Auction 128, Lot 713

"Corfu", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Greece, Corfu

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-thresoor

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.3 inches
12.7 x 8.4 cm
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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.

Condition: B+

Margins soiled with paper loss in the lower right margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/20/2009