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Auction 165, Lot 610

"Cyprus Insula [on sheet with] Candia, olim Creta", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Cyprus & Crete

Period: 1571 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 14.4 inches
43.7 x 36.6 cm

This folio sheet contains maps of Cyprus and Crete one above the other. Ortelius based these maps on the cartography of Camocio and Bordoni. The map of Crete shows a labyrinth as well as the caves said to be where the aboriginal inhabitants lived. This plate only appeared in the Theatrum until 1584. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #148; Stylianou #65.

Condition: A

A strong impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. There are faint damp stains in top blank margin, several small worm holes in bottom blank margin, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $600

Closed on 11/15/2017