"Island [and sheet of text] Iseland", Mercator/Hondius
Period: 1607 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Black & White
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.
There is a small stain along the lower neatline and some minor toning along the edges in the blank margin.