Auction 162, Lot 610

"Creta Iovis Magni, Medio Jacet Insula Ponto. Ex Conatibus Geographicis Abrahami Ortely", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Crete

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 14.8 inches
48.5 x 37.6 cm

This handsome map of ancient Crete is based on the map by Ortelius that he compiled from classical and contemporary sources. The mythical labyrinth of the Minotaur is located near present-day Gournia. The map is decorated with a variety of ships, a sea monster, two compass roses, and three strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7900H:1; Zacharakis #1122.

Condition: B

All edges gilt with full original color, light toning, and scattered foxing. There is some show-through of text on verso and short centerfold separations in the top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 4/26/2017