"Candia", Langenes, Barent
Period: 1598 (published)
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.5 inches
12.4 x 8.9 cm
Miniature map of Crete with a good amount of detail for its size. The sea is engraved in a moiré pattern and both a large ship and a sea monster can be found north of the island. Though not signed, this map was likely engraved by Petrus Kaerius, who engraved the majority of the maps of the Caert-thresoor (Map Treasury). 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.
Attractive color with a couple of minute worm holes only visible when held to light, marginal soiling, and a professionally repaired chip in bottom right corner, not affecting map.