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Creta Iovis magni, medio iacet insula ponto / ex conatibus geographicis Abrahami Ortelii
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Ortelius, Abraham; Jansson, Jan
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1619
Materials: laid paper; ink; color wash
Measurements: 18 3/4 in x 22 1/4 in
Hand-colored map of the Island of Crete in antiquity. Relief depicted pictorially. Cartouches in the top right, bottom right, and bottom left corners contain respectively, the title, locations that are uncertain, and the names of cities in Crete where their location is unknown. Various sea monsters and vessels dot the waters.