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Auction 190, Lot 529

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

Subject: Crete & Aegean Islands

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Italiae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 13.3 inches
47.8 x 33.8 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. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7900:1A.1; Zacharakis #1454.

Condition: B

Contemporary color on a lightly toned sheet with light soiling and old paper repairs to separations along the centerfold and in the bottom left blank margin. There is some framer's tape along the sheet's edges on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/16/2022