1619 – G. Mercator – Islandia


Title:                   “Islandia.”​


Very decorative map of Iceland, based on Bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson and published by Gerard Mercator – Jodocus Hondius. It shows mountains, fiords, the eruption in Hekla and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, a sea monster and distance scale.

Comes from the French edition atlas “Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii Atlas ou Representation du Monde Universel, et des Parties d’icelui, faicte en Tables et Descriptions tres amples, et exactes: divisé en deux tomes. Edition nouvelle A Amsterdam chez Henry Hondius” published in Amsterdam, by H. Hondius, 1619.

Cartographer:    Gerardus Mercator (1512 – 1594)

Sheet size:            52,8 x 43,2 cm

Year:                      1619

Technique:           copper engraving


Good condition, some light age toning to margins. Original hand coloring. Paper with watermark. Wide margins.

This is an original antique map published in 1619 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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