Auction 140, Lot 685

"Candia met de Omleggende Eylanden", Doncker, Henrick

Subject: Crete

Period: 1664 (circa)

Publication: Nieuw Groot Stuurmans Straets-Boeck

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 15.5 inches
51.3 x 39.4 cm

This very rare sea chart features Crete and surrounding islands. It is decorated with a strapwork and garland style title cartouche, three different scales of miles, two compass roses with north oriented to the right, and is filled with rhumb lines.

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Condition: B+

There is a tiny hole to the right of Crete, a few faint spots, and some very light marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/23/2012

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