"Creta Iovis Magni, Medio Jacet Insula Ponto", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 14.8 inches
48.3 x 37.6 cm
A handsome map of ancient Crete based on the map by Ortelius that he compiled from classical and contemporary sources. The mythical labyrinth of the Minotaur is located near present-day Gournia. The map is decorated with a variety of ships, a sea monster, two compass roses and three strapwork cartouches.
Wide margins and professional paper repairs in blank margins and along centerfold, with a small amount of border and rhumb line at top in facsimile. A few short tears in blank margins, far from map image.