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