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Auction 182, Lot 615

"Candia cum Insulis Aliquot Circa Graeciam", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Crete

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.4 inches
48.3 x 34 cm
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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.

Condition: B

There is some toning and foxing, and a short tear in the right blank margin has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 4/28/2021