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Auction 182, Lot 622

"Paskaerte vande Archipel en de Eylanden daer Omtrent Gelegen, als Candia Serigo en Rodus, Tusschen Golfo de Lepanto Constantinopolen en C. Serdeni in Natolia", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 19.6 inches
58.7 x 49.8 cm
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This superb sea chart centers on the Aegean Sea, showing parts of Greece, Turkey and Crete. Detail is confined to the coastlines, although a pair of lions and camels appears in the interior of Turkey. The title cartouche features a prisoner with his hands bound behind his back, begging his captor for mercy with his wife and children beside him. The distance scale includes merchants from the region. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.


Condition: A

A nice impression with full contemporary color on a very sturdy sheet with wide margins. There is some light printer's ink residue, a few tiny spots, and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $950

Closed on 4/28/2021