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Auction 138, Lot 698

"Candia [on sheet with] I Corfu [and] Zante [and] Milo [and] Nicsia [and] Scarpanto", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Crete and Mediterranean Islands

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Crisply engraved, reduced version of Mercator's handsome map of Crete with small inset maps of the islands of Corfu, Zante, Milos, Naxos, Santorini and Scarpanto at top. It is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a moiré patterned sea. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/7/2011

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