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Auction 156, Lot 568

"Caphalonia Zante en de Cust van Morea tot aen de C. de Sapienza", Doncker, Henrick

Subject: Ionian Sea

Period: 1664 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm
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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.

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Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/17/2016

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