NICOLAAS VISSCHER Insula Candia olim Creta (Map of Candia of Crete) 1680 Amsterdam - x +
VisN1680cand

CN: VisN1680cand

MT: tinted etching on paper (40x50)

TX: inside vignette at lower right of picture <INSULA / CANDIA / olim / CRETA / N. Visscher exc[udit].>

DN: Dr. John S. Bailey - 2005

LC: Deree College Library

CM: This is a beautiful and well-known map of the Island of Crete prepared by Nicolaas Visscher. The upper zone represents the Turkish siege of Candia, the island's capital city, with a key-guide in numerals. The title appears on a banner brandished by a winged lion. The lower zone gives the map of Crete. At the lower right is a vignet giving the title and the cartographer's name. Visscher's Map of Crete is a richly engraved work, one of the most beautiful ever produced maps of this island.

[Megakles Rogakos 06/2005]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
MORELAND, CARL & BANNISTER, DAVID Christie's Collectors Guides: Antique Maps 1986 Phaidon-Cristie's, Oxford, p. 112

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