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Abraham Ortelius: Islandia

Map: SCAN2484
 
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: Islandia
Date: 1591
Published: Antwerp
Width: 20 inches / 51 cm
Height: 14 inches / 36 cm
Map ref: SCAN2484
Description:
Stunning example of Ortelius's landmark map of Iceland, featuring fabulous mythical sea monsters. Described as one of the first accurate maps of Iceland. German text in Gothic script on verso. Published in the 1591 German edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, of which it is believed only approximately 75 copies were printed making one of the rarest editions.

Original hand-colour. Framed. [van den Broecke, 'Ortelius Atlas Maps' 161] [SCAN2484]