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  EUROPE 
 Iceland 

CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [17th century map of Iceland]
Islandia. Amsterdam, 1630, French text edition. First Edition. 190 x 260mm.
This is the reduced version of Mercator's map of Iceland. Its cartography is based on the work of Icelandic bishop, cartographer, and mathematician Gudbrandur Thorlaksson. It features many place names, lakes, rivers, mountains, glaciers, and fiords. Mount Hekla is shown in the midst of a fiery eruption. A strapwork cartouche at bottom left contains the title, another decorative cartouche in the opposite corner includes the distance scale, and a sea monster at top right completes the composition. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere and published in Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', KOEMAN: Me 198.
[Ref: 18811]    £450.00 ($577 • €505 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A 17th century map of Iceland]
Tabula Islandiæ Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro. Amsterdam, c.1630, blank verso. Original colour. 380 x 500mm.
A fine map of Iceland, based on a map by Joris Carl (1601-25), a pilot from Enkhuizen. It is decorated with an ornate title cartouche, a pair of compass roses, a galleon and seamonsters. This map is one of the symbols of the intense rivalry between Jansson and Blaeu. Joris Carl's map was first engraved by Jodocus Hondius II (son of the firm's founder and Jansson's brother-in-law). When Jodocus died in 1629 many of his plates were sold to Willem Blaeu, who added his name to the plates and used them to publish his first atlas in 1630. Angered by the sale, Jansson had the Hondius plates slavishly copied. This plate, which only differs from Blaeu's by the lack of his name under the title, was first issued the same year. The lack of text on verso suggests this could be the first issue, from the 'Atlantis Maioris Appendix'. KOEMAN: Me 31a.
[Ref: 17310]    £900.00 ($1,155 • €1,011 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Blaeu's classic 17th Century map of Iceland]
Tabula Islandiæ Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro. Amsterdam, 1642, Dutch text edition. Old colour. 380 x 500mm.
A very fine example of this highly decorative map Iceland after Joris Carl (1601-25), a pilot from Enkhuizen, first published by Blaeu in 1630.
[Ref: 18785]    £950.00 ($1,219 • €1,067 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century French map of Iceland]
Carte de L'Islande. Paris, c.1770. Coloured. 305 x 390mm.
Based on Horrebows' survey, from the Histoire Générale des Voyages by Prèvost.
[Ref: 17713]    £290.00 ($372 • €326 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century Italian map of Iceland]
L'Isola d'Islanda Divisa Ne Suoi Distretti Di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1781. Original colour. 330 x 410mm.
A finely engraved map of Iceland, with a decorative title cartouche to the bottom right hand corner illustrating a rural scene. Published in Zatta's 'Atlante Novissimo'
[Ref: 17689]    £400.00 ($513 • €449 rates)


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