Auction 145, Lot 638

"Candia cum Insulis aliquot circa Graeciam", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Crete

Period: 1611 (circa)

Publication: Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 13.2 inches
48 x 33.5 cm

This attractive sheet contains seven maps. The large map features the island of Crete and locates towns, villages, rivers and the topography of the island. Above this are smaller inset maps of the islands of Corfu, Zante, Milos, Naxos, Santorini and Scarpanto flanking the strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3412-127.

Condition: A

A nice impression and wide, original margins with faint stains and soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2013

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