"Caphalonia Zante en de Cust van Morea tot aen de C. de Sapienza", Doncker, Henrick
Subject: Ionian Sea
Period: 1664 (circa)
Color: Black & White
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm
This beautifully engraved sea chart of the southeastern coast of Greece includes the island of Zakynthos and part of Cephalonia. Anchorages and soundings appear, and a few places are named along the coasts. The Ionian Sea is crisscrossed by rhumb lines. North is oriented to the left by two compass roses capped with fleurs-de-lis. The decorative title cartouche at top right features putti and bunches of grapes, a nod to the region's wines.
A nice impression with a couple of tiny spots of foxing and a paper flaw near the center of the map that has caused a few tiny holes.