Auction 139, Lot 386

"Groenland", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Greenland and Iceland

Period: 1618 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.3 x 4 inches
13.5 x 10.2 cm

This handsome miniature map is one of the first maps to focus on Greenland. The island is shown as a narrow island with a central mountain range. Across the Fretum Davis is C. Bedford. Iceland is also shown with an erupting volcano. Decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Toned with faint damp stains in blank margins, and a small chip in bottom left corner.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 2/15/2012

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