Auction 139, Lot 389

"Island [and sheet of text] Iseland", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1607 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

This is a 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. English text on verso along with one additional page of text describing the island.

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Condition: B+

There is a small stain along the lower neatline and some minor toning along the edges in the blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012

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