"Carte du Groenland", Laurent, J.
Subject: Greenland & Iceland
Period: 1770 (dated)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
9.9 x 7.6 inches
25.1 x 19.3 cm
This finely engraved chart of Greenland and Iceland 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 demarking the three islands that were thought to make up the tip of Greenland. A small hint of the northern coast of the fictitious Frisland appears as well.
A dark impression on a bright sheet, issued folding with a hint of offsetting and light toning along the edges of the sheet.