- Date: 1719
- Condition: AA
- Colour: Outline colour
- Size (cm): approx. 16.5 x 22.2
Publication: Le nouveau et curieaux Atlas Geographique et Historique, ou Le Divertissement des Empereurs, Roy et Princes...., a Paris chez Chiquet, Rue S. Jacques au Grand S. Henry.
An attractive map of Crete with a splendid title cartouche at top centre shows of a winged beast brandishing a sword. The map shows some of the nearby islands including Santorini. Unusually, included with the map is an additional explanatory sheet of the engraving.
Jacques Chiquet (1673 - 1721). French cartographer. He only published two work: a small atlas, called Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique and an atlas of France called Noveau Atlas Francais. Both were published in 1719. Chiquet died shortly after publishing these atlases consequently his works are rare. According to its title, this atlas was intended for the entertainment of emperors, kings, and princes!
The map is in good condition and comes with a page of text that describes the topography of the area. There is some minor browning at the top of both sheets.