Auction 113, Lot 374

"Islandia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Charming miniature version of Mercator's folio that was based on the cartography of Bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson. The island is depicted with its vast mountains, glaciers and fiords and includes several settlements, many places of interest and the eruption in Hekla. A small coastline of the mythical island of Frisland is shown at lower left. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/7/2005

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