Auction 150, Lot 550

"Candia cum Insulis Aliquot Circa Graeciam", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Crete

Period: 1623 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 13.4 inches
48 x 34 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: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7900:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with original margins, light foxing primarily in the blank margins, and some offsetting along the centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/17/2014

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