Auction 135, Lot 424

"Carte du Groenland", Laurent, J.

Subject: Greenland and Iceland

Period: 1770 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 7.4 inches
24.9 x 18.8 cm

This finely engraved chart of Greenland and Iceland shows the Davis Strait, and a portion of Baffin Island in Northeast Canada. Many harbors are located on Greenland's coast with inlets and bays. Three channels are marked with dotted lines apparently demarking the three islands that were thought to make up the tip of Greenland. A small hint of the northern coast of the fictitious Frisland appears as well.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/16/2011

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