"Candia Insula / Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
20 x 14.2 inches
50.8 x 36.1 cm
This handsome sheet features a large map of Crete above ten inset maps of other Aegean Islands below. Includes Metellino (Mitiline, Lesbos), Cerigo (Kithira), Scarpanto (Karpathos), Nicsia (Naxos), Santorini (Thira), Milo (Milos), Stalimene (Lemnos), Negroponte (Euboea), Rodus (Rhodos), and Scio (Chios). Each is beautifully engraved to simulate the sea and to show the major ports, cities and fortifications. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #147; Zacharakis #1617.
On watermarked paper with wide original margins and all edges gilt. There is minor toning along the centerfold and several light damp stains in image.