Auction 162, Lot 415

"Island", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.4 x 5.2 inches
18.8 x 13.2 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. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. English text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1250:351.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a few small chips and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $180

Closed on 4/26/2017

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