Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 625

"Candia cum Insulis Aliquot Circa Graeciam", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Crete

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 13.4 inches
48 x 34 cm

This attractive sheet contains seven maps. The large map features the island of Crete and locates towns, villages, rivers and the topography of the island. Above this are smaller inset maps of the islands of Corfu, Zante, Milos, Naxos, Santorini and Scarpanto flanking the strapwork title cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7900:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light toning, a small ink stain in the inset map of Milo, and a few short marginal tears.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 9/13/2017