Auction 112, Lot 366

"Tabula Islandiae Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

Fabulous map of Iceland with numerous embellishments including tall mountains and volcanoes filling the island, two compass roses, sea creatures, a sailing ship and fine title and scale of miles cartouches. This map has a rich cartographic history. It was originated by Joris Carolus, a Dutch sailor, who based it largely on the work of Bishop Gudbarndu Thorlaksson. It was first issued by Jodocus Hondius and then re-issued by Willem Blaeu with his imprint. It became the prototype for the mapping of Iceland and its influence did not wane until the mid-18th century. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/28/2005

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