Auction 135, Lot 423

"Die Insel Island Nro. 76", Reilly, Franz Johann Joseph von

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1791 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 9 inches
27.9 x 22.9 cm

This uncommon Austrian-produced map of Iceland is based on Homann's map of 1761, which was in turn based on the previously unpublished Knoff survey. The map locates villages and churches and graphically delineates the mountains, rivers, lakes and forests. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three distance scales.

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Condition: A+

Beautiful example on thick hand laid paper with very early, dark impression.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Unsold

Closed on 2/16/2011

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