"Candia cum Insulis Aliquot Circa Graeciam", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1630 (published)
Publication: Atlas sive Cosmographicae…
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 13.3 inches
47.8 x 33.8 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. Latin text on verso.
References: cf. Phillips (Atlases) #3412-127; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7900:1A.1.
A nice impression with a hint of toning along the centerfold. There are faint stains, light soiling, and a short edge tear, all confined to the blank margins.