Catalog Archive
Auction 114, Lot 351

"Island", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1620 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.2 inches
18.8 x 13.2 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

Delightful small map of Iceland, which is shown filled with mountains and volcanoes. The sea is stipple engraved and includes a spouting sea monster. Strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

Very sharp impression and attractive later color.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006