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Auction 104, Lot 747

"Schondia", Ziegler, Jacob

Subject: North Atlantic

Period: 1532-36 (published)

Publication: Quae Intus Continentur or Terrae Sanctae

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 9.7 inches
36.1 x 24.6 cm
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Very scarce and important early map featuring Scandinavia and Greenland and naming Finland for the first time. A huge Greenland is connected to northern Europe by a land bridge. At the southern extreme of Greenland is a region named 'Terra Bacallaos' (land of the codfish), which actually refers to an area of Newfoundland. Ziegler had access to information from the voyages of John Cabot and the writings of Peter Martyr, as well as geographical sources from Scandinavian Prelates at the Papal court. The sea is fully engraved depicting strong currents and lurking sea monsters. This important map is a foundation map for Scandinavian, Greenland, and North American collections. Ref: Nordenskiold, "Facsimile Atlas"; Burden #9. A very crisp, bright impression. Tiny worm holes, the ones in the image have been infilled, else very fine.


Condition: A

Estimate: $6,000 - $6,500

Sold for: $4,500

Closed on 9/10/2003