"Candia cum Insulis Aliquot Circa Graeciam", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
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. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7900:1A.1; Zacharakis #1454.
A nice impression on a sheet with a small coat of arms watermark, minor toning, light soiling, and a few spots of foxing. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.