Very attractive detailed early antique map of the Greek Mediterranean island of Candia (Crete or Kriti), the largest island in Greece. This late 16th century map, by Tomasso Porcacchi, shows some of the largest towns on the island at that time: Cania (Chania), Retimo (Rethimno), and Candia (Iraklio). Numeous small islands and islets are named offshore including Morena, Farioni, Paxmando, and Standia. In the stippled sea, empty space is filled with fanciful sea creatures, huge sea snails, crabs, and a three-masted galleon.
code : M3498
Cartographer : PORCACCHI Tomaso
Date : 1572 /+ Venice
Size : 11*15 cms Sheet 29*19 cms
availability : Available
Price : £145
Tomaso Porcacchi of Castiglione Aretino [1530-1585]. Italian. Published "L'Isole piu famose del Mondo" Venice, from 1572