"Isle et Royaume de Candie", Chiquet, Jacques
Period: 1719 (dated)
Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique
Color: Hand Color
8.8 x 6.5 inches
22.4 x 16.5 cm
This uncommon small map of Crete is nicely engraved with a flourishing, banner-style cartouche held aloft by the winged lion of St. Mark brandishing a sword -- the symbol of the Venetian government that ruled Crete prior to the takeover by the Turkish Empire.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-24; Zacharakis #606.
A clean, bright example on watermarked paper.