Rare woodcut map of Crete by Benedetto Bordone on a double sheet. Printed from two woodblocks. Showing the Greek island Crete (Κρήτη) with the cities of Heraklion, Rethimno and Chania. On verso a small map of the island of Karpathos (Κάρπαθος).
From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de tutte l'isole del mondo..., more commonly known as Isolario of Bordone, which first appeared in Venice in 1528. Three further editions followed in 1534, 1547 and 1565. The maps of all four editions were printed from the same woodblocks in Venice.
|Title||[Candia, Crete, Karpathos]|
|Publisher, Year||Venice, 1528-1565|
|Plate Size||16.0 x 33.5 cm (6.3 x 13.2 inches)|
|Sheet Size||29.4 x 38.5 cm (11.6 x 15.2 inches)|
|Reference||Zacharakis, C.G.: A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece, 1477-1800, No. 515/318 & 516/319|
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