"Old Greenland, as to Its Eastern & Western Parts, Vulgo Oster Bygd & Wester Bygd", Allman, Thomas Joseph
Subject: North Atlantic
Period: 1818 (dated)
Publication: A Description of Greenland
Color: Black & White
8.7 x 6.8 inches
22.1 x 17.3 cm
This small map depicts the southern tip of Greenland and extends to include most of Iceland to the east and Baffin Island to the west. It shows good detail along the coastline, a trail network through the interior, and notation "Ridges of Mountains covered with perpetual Ice and Snow." There are additional notations in the sea including one along the southeastern coast, stating it is "inaccessible by reason of floating and fixed Mountains of Ice." Issued in Hans Egede's A Description of Greenland.
Issued folding with minor foxing and soiling. A short fold separation confined to the top blank margin has been closed on verso with archival tape.