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Auction 182, Lot 616

"Isle et Royaume de Candie", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Crete

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 6.4 inches
21.8 x 16.3 cm
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This uncommon small map of Crete is nicely engraved with a flourishing, banner-style cartouche held aloft by the winged lion of St. Mark brandishing a sword -- the symbol of the Venetian government that ruled Crete prior to the takeover by the Turkish Empire.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-24; Zacharakis #606.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light soiling, issued folding and now flattened with professional repairs to separations along the folds.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 4/28/2021