"Cyprus Insula [on sheet with] Candia, Olim Creta", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Cyprus and Crete
Period: 1573 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
17 x 14.3 inches
43.2 x 36.3 cm
This folio sheet contains maps of Cyprus and Crete one above the other. Ortelius based these maps on the cartography of Camocio and Bordoni. The map of Crete shows a labyrinth as well as the caves said to be where the aboriginal inhabitants lived. This plate only appeared in the Theatrum until 1584. Dutch text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #148; Stylianou #65.
Lovely old color on watermarked paper with light damp stains in blank margins, barely entering map at bottom corners. There are a few minor spots, and an edge tear at top confined to the blank margin that has been repaired on verso with old paper.