Auction 136, Lot 461

"Islandia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.7 x 5.3 inches
19.6 x 13.5 cm

Charming miniature map based on the cartography of Bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson. The island is depicted with its vast mountains, glaciers and fiords and includes several settlements, many places of interest and a dramatic depiction of the volcano erupting on Hekla. A small coastline of the mythical island of Frisland is shown at lower left. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Toned with mild text offsetting.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/1/2011

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