Auction 146, Lot 380

"Carte du Groenland", Laurent, J.

Subject: Greenland & Iceland

Period: 1770 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm

This finely engraved chart of Greenland and Iceland shows the Davis Strait and a portion of Baffin Island in Northeast Canada. Many harbors are located on Greenland's coast with inlets and bays. Three channels are marked with dotted lines apparently demarking the three islands that were thought to make up the tip of Greenland. A small hint of the northern coast of the fictitious Frisland appears as well.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with wide margins and minor printer's ink residue. There is one tiny hole in an unengraved area of image, as well as a printer's crease that barely enters the neatline at bottom.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/4/2013

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