Auction 145, Lot 604

"Rhodi", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Rhodes, Greece

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-Thresoor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.9 x 3.5 inches
12.4 x 8.9 cm

Charming map of the island of Rhodes, embellished with a moiré patterned sea, a sea monster, and strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. The land is fully engraved with mountains, forests and cities, and the famous fortified harbor is beautifully shown. The imprint of Petrus Kaerius, who engraved the majority of the maps of the Caert-thresoor (Map Treasury), is incorporated into the distance scale cartouche. This is the scarce first state without degrees of latitude in the borders, published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Langenes. Dutch text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82.

Condition: B+

Light soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/12/2013

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