Auction 98, Lot 260

"Groenland", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Greenland and Iceland

Period: 1616 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 cm

This handsome miniature map is the first map to focus on Greenland. The island is shown as a narrow island with a central mountain range. Across the Fretum Davis is C. Bedford. Iceland is also shown with an erupting volcano. Decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Toned with a few tiny wormholes in margins, away from image. One insignificant spot in sea.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $280

Closed on 3/6/2002