Auction 173, Lot 356

"Candia Insula [on sheet with] Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 14.3 inches
50.8 x 36.3 cm

This handsome sheet features a large map of Crete above ten inset maps of other Aegean Islands below. Includes Metellino (Mitiline, Lesbos), Cerigo (Kithira), Scarpanto (Karpathos), Nicsia (Naxos), Santorini (Thira), Milo (Milos), Stalimene (Lemnos), Negroponte (Euboea), Rodus (Rhodos), and Scio (Chios). Each is beautifully engraved to simulate the sea and to show the major ports, cities and fortifications. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #147; Zacharakis #1617.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is a manuscript page number below the map at right and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/5/2019

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