1606 Bertius & Langenes - Descriptio Islandiae
SOLD: Exceptional 1606 miniature map of Iceland
P. Bertius & B. Langenes, Cornelis Claes
8.5 x 12.2 cm (3.3 x 4.8 in)
A rare miniature map of Iceland. Extremely well-engraved, with two sea monsters and erupting Mt. Hekla.
First published in 1598 in his Caert-Thresoor, the plates were executed by the most famous engravers in Amsterdam, including Petrus Kaerius and Jodocus Hondius I. The atlas set a new standard for minor atlases.
The map reflects the high level of cartography in Amsterdam at the turn of the century, where up to date information on newly discovered regions was readily available -- Koeman.
Very fine condition. Dark impression.
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