G./ HONDIUS MERCATOR, J.

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Iceland in Fine Original Color
[Amsterdam, 1609]



Iceland.  MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.  [Amsterdam, 1609Islandia.  11 x 17 inches.  Fine original color; lower centerfold reinforced, lightly toned, overall very good.         
                                                       
A very early issue, the first with French text, of this attractive, richly colored map of Iceland, which shows an erupting Mount Hekla.  Its geography derives from a map produced by Gudbrandur Thorlaksson, Bishop of Holar and the author of the first complete Icelandic translation of the Bible.


Van der Krogt 1250:1A:1:111.


 

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