Auction 126, Lot 445

"A Map of Groenland", Churchill, John

Subject: Greenland

Period: 1804 (published)

Publication: A Collection of Voyages and Travels

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 5.5 inches
27.9 x 14 cm

Interesting map of the southern coast of Greenland and the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The map is derived from Isaac la Peyrere's map of 1647. It locates Spitzberg, Iceland, the fictitious Frisland, and the place where "Munk Wintered" at the mouth of the Churchill River on Hudson Bay. Jens Munk led a Danish expedition in search of the Northwest Passage in 1619-20 and was the first to completely map Hudson Bay.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008

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