Auction 133, Lot 528

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

Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands

Period: 1595 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.2 inches
50.3 x 36.1 cm

This handsome sheet features a large map of Crete above ten inset maps of other Aegean Islands below. Includes Metellino (Mitiline, Lesbos), 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

Superb impression and wide original margins with a professionally reinforced centerfold.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/1/2010