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ANTIQUE MAPS OF CRETE

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ANTIQUE MAP: CANDIA, OLIM CRETA.

[BLAEU, Joan Willem, 1598-1673] : CANDIA, OLIM CRETA.

[Amsterdam : Chez Jean & Corneille Blaeu, 1640]. A delightful antique map of Crete, decorated with vines and beribboned blank cartouches, by the Dutch master mapmaker, Joan Willem Blaeu. “The Blaeus produced the finest maps of the 17th century. The general quality of design, execution, paper and colouring were unsurpassed” (Radford).
Copper line engraving on paper, with full original hand colour. Engraved surface 380 x 525mm (approx. 15” x 20-3/4”). Original vertical fold; some mild tanning, a few minor marks and spots, but overall in very good condition. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£500

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