Auction 134, Lot 544

"Zante Insula", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Greece

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-thresoor

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.4 inches
12.7 x 8.6 cm

This is a charming little map of Zakynthos (Zante) in the Ionian Islands. The large salt flats are clearly marked, as is the city built around the hilltop citadel. Two ships and a sea monster embellish the map. It was published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Langenes in the first edition of the popular Map-treasury. Dutch text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82.

Condition: B+

There are some printer's ink smudges and some minor soil.

Estimate: $110 - $160

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/1/2010