Catalog Archive
Auction 143, Lot 629

"Cretae seu Candiae Insula et Regnum cum Diversis Aliis Archipelagi Insulis...", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm
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This is a handsome, decorative map of Crete and the Aegean Islands as far as Ydra and Patmos. It includes the Cyclades and the beautiful island of Santorini. The map is adorned with an elaborate allegorical cartouche featuring Neptune, Mercury, and mer-people carrying a coat of arms.


Condition: B

Attractive color with some stains and a couple of short tears in image that have been professionally repaired. There are archival repairs to several small cracks caused by the oxidation of the original green pigment.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/13/2013