Auction 168, Lot 415

"Island", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

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. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

An excellent impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/6/2018

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