Catalog Archive
Auction 97, Lot 94

"Estotilandia et Laboratoris Terra", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Canada and Greenland

Period: 1597 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.5 x 9 inches
29.2 x 22.9 cm

From the first printed atlas relating exclusively to America. This is an important and influential map depicting the first detailed record of the discoveries of Davis and Frobisher in their search for the Northwest Passage. The attractive map has a stipple engraved sea and a decorative title cartouche. It is centered on the Davis Strait and depicts much of Greenland, Labrador, Iceland as well as the mythical island of Frisland (complete with many cities and place names).

References: Burden #101; Kershaw #40

Condition: A

Crisp impression with faint shadow along centerfold and slight damp stains in top margin.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/5/2001