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Iceland. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Islandia

Auction:
3012T
Lot:
1541
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3012T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Iceland. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Islandia. Antwerp: Ortelius, [post-1585]. Two-page folio-format copperplate engraved map with hand-coloring, from a Spanish-language edition of Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; the map dedicated by Andreas Sorensen Vedel (1542-1616) to Frederick II of Denmark (1534-1588); Vedel is purported to have written a history of Denmark, but it was never published; illustrative map depicts settlements, mountain ranges, fjords, glaciers, and volcanoes; the sea is populated by sixteen different frightening sea monsters, described in detail on the verso, matted and framed, some toning to the sheet, 22 x 16 in. sight.
This accurate and detailed map of Iceland was likely prepared by a native inhabitant, perhaps Gudbrandur Thorlaksson, Bishop of Holar (1541-1627).
Estimate $1,500-2,500


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Frederick II, Andreas Sorensen Vedel, Gudbrandur Thorlaksson, Abraham Ortelius, Atlases, Cartography, Geographic data and information, Geography, Guðbrandur Þorláksson, Marcel van den Broecke, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Vedel, Antwerp, Denmark, Iceland

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