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Auction 135, Lot 551

"Scio", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Chios, Greece

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-Thresoor

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.4 inches
12.7 x 8.6 cm

This tiny map focuses on the Greek island of Chios with its well fortified harbor. North is on the left of the map and a fierce sea monster guards the island. 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.) pp. 80-82.

Condition: A

Soiled margins that have been slightly trimmed.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/16/2011