Auction 140, Lot 422

"[Lot of 3] Groenland Volgens de Beste Berichten [and] Hommes et Femmes de Groenlande [and] Habits des Groenlandois et des Groenlandoises",

Subject: Greenland

Period: 1636-1789 (circa)

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A. Groenland Volgens de Beste Berichten by W. Holtrop, dated 1789, Hand Color (4.5 x 3.8"). This is a rare miniature map of Greenland and Iceland with imaginary topography representing the mountains with the volcano B. Hekla highlighted on Iceland. Three possible sea passages are shown through Greenland by dotted lines. These are remnants of 17th century cartography that depicted Greenland as three separate islands. A portion of the coastline of the mythical island of Frisland is shown south of Iceland. (A) - nice strong impression with wide margins.

B. [Lot of 2] Hommes et Femmes de Groenlande [and] Habits des Groenlandois et des Groenlandoises, dated 1636, Black & White (6.5 x 5.3"). These are two scenes of native Greenlanders. The first shows the clothing worn by the natives and the second is a close-up view of three men and a woman. Each on a full sheet of French text (7.3 x 12.5"). (A)

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Condition: A

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Estimate: $350 - $450

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Closed on 5/23/2012

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