"Candia olim Creta", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 15 inches
52.8 x 38.1 cm
This wonderful map of the island is geographically identical to that of Joan Blaeu's map. However, Jansson has changed the cartouche configuration at top and added decorative features including figures flanking both the title and distance scale cartouches and ships sailing the seas.
Lovely original color with some oxidation of the green, including a bit of cracking and loss. Light toning along fold and at left with tissue reinforcement of the oxidized areas.