Auction 111, Lot 339

"Le Bermude [on sheet with] Frislanda [and] Isola di Mayen [and] Isola di Terra Nuova", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Atlantic Islands - Bermuda

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Black & White

24.6 x 18.2 inches
62.5 x 46.2 cm

Four maps printed on one large sheet; each from a separate copper plate. First is a fine map of Bermuda with the title cartouche incorporating a coat of arms. Second is a map of the mythical island of Frislanda, which was purportedly discovered by the Zeno brothers in a 14th century voyage into the North Atlantic. The map also includes the southern part of Greenland in the old format with two large islands forming its southern tip. Next is a map of Jan Mayen Island, which was discovered in 1614 by a Dutch whaling captain, northeast of Iceland. Last is a nice map of Newfoundland reduced from Coronelli's larger map of the Maritimes.

References: Bermuda - MCC-18 (Palmer) #19; Newfoundland - Kershaw #164.

Condition: A

Worm tracks along centerfold have been professionally infilled with skilled facsimile of a few neatlines.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 6/8/2005