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