[The famous map of Iceland with sea monsters, in superb original colour]
Islandia. Antwerp, 1598, French text edition. Fine original colour. 390 x 490mm. Old ink mss. changing pagination from 103 to 104 (both numbers used in this edition according to van den Broecke).
One of the most decorative map ever published, well-known for its depiction of over a dozen exotic sea-monsters (with a key referring to a list on verso), polar bears on iceflows and volcanoes in the interior. VAN DEN BROECKE: 161.
[Ref: 17303] £10,000.00 ($12,500 • €11,800 rates)