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Auction 159, Lot 568

"Candia Insula / Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 14.3 inches
51.1 x 36.3 cm
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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. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #147; Zacharakis #1617.

Condition: A

Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/14/2016