Auction 169, Lot 624

"Candia [on sheet with] Corfu [and] Zante [and] Milo [and] Nicsia [and] Santorini [and] Scarpanto", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Crete

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm

Crisply engraved, reduced version of Mercator's handsome map of Crete with small inset maps of the islands of Corfu, Zante, Milos, Naxos, Santorini and Scarpanto at top. It is decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches at lower right. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7900:352.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light, scattered foxing that is primarily confined to the blank margins. A piece of the plate appears to be broken off within the border at right.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/12/2018