"Insula Creta Hodie Candia in sua IV. Territoria Divisa cum Adjacentibus Aegei Maris Insulis...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1730 (circa)
Publication: Neuer Atlas Bestehend...
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 19 inches
57.4 x 48.3 cm
This is a handsome, decorative map of Crete and the Aegean Islands as far as Ydra and Patmos. It includes the Cyclades and the beautiful island of Santorini with a lengthy Latin note about the early volcanic activity that changed Santorini's shape. The map is adorned with a beautifully engraved cartouche featuring a figure of Neptune, Mercury, an Ottoman ruler, cherubs and a veritable vineyard of grapes.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with light soiling and several edge tears that enter the border and have been archivally repaired on verso.