Auction 162, Lot 416


"Die Insel Island Nro. 76", Reilly, Franz Johann Joseph von

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1791 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.1 x 9.1 inches
28.2 x 23.1 cm

This uncommon Austrian-produced map of Iceland is based on Homann's map of 1761, which was in turn based on the previously unpublished Knoff survey. The map locates villages and churches and graphically delineates the mountains, rivers, lakes and forests. Embellished with a decorative title cartouche. Three distance scales.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with wide margins and a single rust spot at top left. There is some marginal soiling and a light damp stain in the top right corner, well away from map image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $110

Closed on 4/26/2017