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Auction 191, Lot 445

"[Isola d'Islanda]", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12 x 9.1 inches
30.5 x 23.1 cm
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This finely engraved map is a reduced copy of Joris Carolus’ important map, but the nomenclature and some geographical features suggest that it was modeled on Jansson's map rather than that of Hondius/Blaeu. Some of the place names became badly distorted in the hands of the author or his engravers. An active Mt. Hekla smokes near the map's center. This map has been trimmed from the folio sheet, which contained maps of several islands.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CORO-13a #148.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with narrow margins at top and right.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2023