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Auction 150, Lot 398

"Islandia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This handsome miniature map depicts Iceland with an erupting volcano, and is based on Ortelius. The map is adorned with a moiré-patterned sea and two strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1250:342.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/17/2014