"Candia cum Insulis Aliquot Circa Graeciam", Mercator, Gerard
Period: 1635 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 13.3 inches
48 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. This is the second state of the plate, with a smaller distance scale cartouche and no lines in the space around the title cartouche. Latin text on verso, from an edition not listed in Van der Krogt.
References: cf. Phillips (Atlases) #3412-127; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7900:1A.2; Zacharakis #1454.
Original color on a toned sheet with a 5.5" centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival tape. A short tear adjacent to the left border and a small crack at top right have also been closed on verso with archival tape.