Auction 122, Lot 447

"Islandia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 5.3 inches
19.8 x 13.5 cm

Handsome reduced version of Jansson's folio map 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 dramatic eruption of Hekla. A small coastline of the mythical island of Frisland is shown at lower left. German text on the verso.

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Condition: A

A dark impression on a sheet with some minor show-through of text on the verso.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2007

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