Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 593

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

Subject: Crete

Period: 1606 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Black & White

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: A

A fine, dark impression on watermarked paper with a minor mildew stain at bottom along centerfold only entering map border and a couple of tiny worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/20/2015