"Groenland, Dressee et Gravee pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Klockhoff, H.
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1779 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
10.1 x 7.6 inches
25.7 x 19.3 cm
This elegantly engraved chart of Greenland and Iceland is based on Laurent's 1770 map of the region, published in Histoire Generale des Voyages. It shows the Davis Strait and a portion of Baffin Island in Northeast Canada. Many harbors are located on Greenland's coast with inlets and bays. Three channels are marked with dotted lines apparently demarcating the three islands that were thought to make up the tip of Greenland. Hekla is prominent on Iceland. A small hint of the northern coast of the fictitious Frisland appears as well.
A crisp impression issued folding with a few faint spots and light toning confined to the sheet edges.