Auction 114, Lot 349

"Frislanda, Scoperta da Nicolo Zeno Patritio Veneto Creduta favolosa, 'o nel Mare Somersa, Descritta", Coronelli, Vicenzo Maria

Subject: North Atlantic - Frisland

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm

This interesting little map is trimmed from a large sheet that contained four maps. It depicts 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. The map is beautifully engraved in Coronelli's elegant style and embellished with a fine title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Narrow but adequate margins at left and bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/1/2006

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