Catalog Archive
Auction 182, Lot 448

"Island", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1621 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.3 inches
18.8 x 13.5 cm

Delightful small map of Iceland, which is shown filled with mountains including the volcanic Hekla. 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: B+

Light toning and foxing with a tear in the bottom blank margin that has been closed on recto with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $170

Closed on 4/28/2021