"Zante Insula", Langenes, Barent
Period: 1598 (published)
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.
There are some printer's ink smudges and some minor soil.