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Auction 156, Lot 595

"Isle et Royaume de Candie", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Crete

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.

Condition: A+

A clean, bright example on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/17/2016