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Early 17th century map of Iceland in fabulous early colour

Stock No. 23475 Category: Tags: , , , Cartographer: MERCATOR, Gerard.

Islandia.
Amsterdam: Jocodus Hondius, 1608-12, Latin text edition. Original colour. 285 x 430mm.

£1,800

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A very fine map of Iceland, from an early Hondius edition of Mercator's atlas,
decorated with an ornate title cartouche and scales, with a sea-monster with twin spouts. In the interior is an active volcano, shown in relief. Superb contemporary colouring.

Additional information

Dimensions 430 × 285 mm
Cartographer

Date

1608

Extra Info

Islandia.

Publication

Amsterdam: Jocodus Hondius, 1608-12, Latin text edition. Original colour. 285 x 430mm.

Condition

A good example.

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