Griechenland - Mittelmeer

Nr. 440: Candia cum Insulis..

First issue of J. Hondius’ reworking of Mercator’s map in bright original colour

“Candia cum Insulis aliquot circa Graeciam”. Crete with insets of Corfu, Zante, Milo, Nicsia, Santorini and Scarpanto at top.  Engraved map in original colour after G. Mercator from the first Jodocus Hondius edition of Mercator’s Folio-Atlas, Amsterdam 1606. 34 x 48 cm.

Koeman-van der Krogt map 7900: 1A.1. First state. Verso Latin text, sign. 6V and page Nos. 309/310. Zacharakis 1450 with  ill. 284 (but of the second state of 1636 or later). – Fine and strong impression with original margins at all sides. Exceptionally beautiful original colour! Unobtrusive staining and strengthening at verso to lower centrefold. – Rare first issue of this important map in outstandingly bright original colour!
€ 650

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