A Chart of the Islands Corfu, Pachsu and Antipachsu. Corfu Greece, John Seller.

A Chart of the Islands Corfu, Pachsu and Antipachsu.

ca. 1700. An early chart of the Ionian islands and coast of Greece, oriented to the east, showing the coast of Greece at the top of the map, with the islands of Corfu, and the smaller 'Pachsu' (current day Paxos), and 'Antipachsu'. The two smaller islands have been described beautifully and simply: "Paxos is an island of endless olive groves and Anti Paxos one large vineyard". Corfu was named for the beautiful nymph Korkyra, who Poseidon had abducted and brought to the island. Original hand color, with compass rose and rhumb lines, cartouche and scale at the lower right. Engraved by J. Gascoyne. Laid down. 21 x 16". Framed, 24 1/2 x 21 1/2". References: Zacharakis, C. 2156. Item #16481

Price: $650.00

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