"Candia Insula [on sheet with] Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands
Period: 1584 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 14.3 inches
51.1 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. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #147; Zacharakis #1617.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a couple of tiny worm holes along the centerfold.