Candia Greek island 1620 Porcacchi antique map hand color w/ ship & sea monstersBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Descrittione Dell' Isola
issued Padova (Padua, Italy): 1620, by Porcacchi.
A most attractive 17th century engraving showing this Greek Island. The map shows a nice level of detail, including major geographical features such as major lakes, rivers, islands, and mountains. The map also shows the region's major cities highlighted by tiny red dots.
With beautiful full hand color.
Also depicts sailing ships and numerous sea monsters surrounding the island.
In VG+ to near excellent condition, surrounded by original text as issued (text also on verso).
Sheet measures c. 8" W x 11 1/2" H, image measure c. 4" H x 5 5/8" W.
Scarce thus - a very nice example.