Auction 136, Lot 459

"Island", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1607 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.2 inches
18.5 x 13.2 cm

Delightful small map of Iceland, which is shown filled with mountains including the volcanic Hecla. The sea is stipple engraved and includes a spouting sea monster. Delicately engraved strapwork title and distance scale cartouches adorn the map. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Toning and a few small stains in the margin.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011

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