Subject: Greenland, Iceland
Period: 1616 (circa)
Publication: Tabulae Geographicae Contractae
Color: Black & White
5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 cm
This handsome miniature map is one of the first maps to focus on Greenland. It is depicted as a narrow island with a central mountain range. Across the Fretum Davis is C. Bedford. Iceland is also shown with an erupting Mt. Hekla. There is a decorative title cartouche at top. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9110:342.
On a watermarked and lightly toned sheet with a couple of minor stains in the map image.