Auction 169, Lot 622

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

Subject: Cyprus & Crete

Period: 1581 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 14.6 inches
43.9 x 37.1 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 1581. French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with light show-through of text on verso and a minor crease at bottom right.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/12/2018