Auction 130, Lot 401

"Frislanda, Scoperta da Nicolo Zeno Patritio Veneto Creduta favolosa, 'o nel Mare Somersa, Descritta", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: North Atlantic - Frisland

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm

This interesting little map is trimmed from a large sheet that contained four maps. It depicts the mythical island of Frislanda, which was purportedly discovered by the Zeno brothers in a 14th century voyage into the North Atlantic. The map also includes the southern part of Greenland in the old format with two large islands forming its southern tip. The map is beautifully engraved in Coronelli's elegant style and embellished with a fine title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Paper has been added to the margins at left and bottom to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/2/2009

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