1632 – J. E. Cloppenburgh – Islandia

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Title:                   “Islandia”​


Description:

The reduced version of Mercator’s map of Iceland, based on the work of Icelandic bishop, cartographer and mathematician Gudbrandur Thorlaksson. 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. Jan Cloppenburgh (publisher) – Pieter van den Keere (engraver) – Gerard Mercator (cartographer). Map comes from “Atlas Minor Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes…,”. Latin text on verso with relevant information on Iceland.

Cartographer:  Gerardus Mercator (1512 – 1594) & Jan Evertsen Cloppenburgh (1571 – 1648)

Sheet size:       27,8 x 21,3 cm

Year:                  1632

Technique:           copper engraving

 

Condition:
Very good condition. Lightly water stained.


This is an original antique map published in 1632 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

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