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Auction 114, Lot 350

"Islanda", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Isole Famose, Porti, Fortezze, e Terre Maritime.

Color: Black & White

7 x 9.5 inches
17.8 x 24.1 cm
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This unusual map is from a rare 16th century Italian atlas of island maps. This map of Iceland was prepared prior to any actual surveys were completed and reflects very sketchy knowledge of the island. Delightful depictions of topography, volcanoes, villages and elaborate cities. Several icebergs are shown floating off the coast.


Condition: A

Sharp impression with some minor foxing in margins.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 3/1/2006