Auction 125, Lot 428

"Carte de l'Islande pour Servir a la Continuation de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Dressee sur celle de M. Horrebows", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

In 1752 the Danish scholar, Niels Horrebow, published an important book and map about Iceland. His map, based on the previously unpublished Knoff survey, was a major departure from previous maps based on Bishop Gudbrandur Thorlaksson's map more than 150 years earlier. Thus, it marked a turning point in the cartography of Iceland. This is Bellin's version for Prevost's important work on voyages of exploration. The map locates villages and churches and graphically delineates the mountains, including Mt. Hekla, rivers, lakes and forests. A very handsome chart.

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Condition: A+

Folding, as issued. Early impression on a sheet of thick hand laid paper with full margins.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Unsold

Closed on 9/24/2008

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