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Auction 158, Lot 214

"Groenland", Hondius/Bertius

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.

Condition: B+

On a watermarked and lightly toned sheet with a couple of minor stains in the map image.

Estimate: $190 - $220


Closed on 6/22/2016