Auction 145, Lot 637

"Candia", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Crete

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-Thresoor

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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/12/2013