"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.
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.