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Auction 142, Lot 585

"Candia Insula / Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands

Period: 1584 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.1 inches
50.3 x 35.8 cm

This handsome sheet features a large map of Crete above ten inset maps of other Aegean Islands below. Includes Metellino (Mitiline, Lesbos), Cerigo (Kithira), Scarpanto (Karpathos), Nicsia (Naxos), Santorini (Thira), Milo (Milos), Stalimene (Lemnos), Negroponte (Euboea), Rodus (Rhodos), and Scio (Chios). Each is beautifully engraved to simulate the sea and to show the major ports, cities and fortifications. German text verso.

References: Van den Broecke #147; Zacharakis #1617.

Condition: A

Attractive color with a printer's crease just entering bottom border and two short tears in top margin that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/28/2012