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