Catalog Archive
Auction 179, Lot 451

"Islandia", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 5.3 inches
19.6 x 13.5 cm

Charming miniature map based on the cartography of Bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson. The island is depicted with its vast mountains, glaciers and fiords and includes several settlements, many places of interest and a dramatic depiction of the volcano erupting on Hekla. A small coastline of the mythical island of Frisland is shown at lower left. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1250:352.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a a tiny worm track at top left, light show-through of text on verso, and several damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2020