Auction 140, Lot 424

"Island", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

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. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling with a few tiny tears and light creases in blank margins. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/23/2012

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