- Date: c 1638.
- Condition: AA
- Colour: Hand colour.
- Size: 19.2 x 15 inches.
A fascinating and very beautiful map of Iceland from the Mercator / Hondius atlas based on the work of Juris Carolus.
Carolus was a Dutch traveler who probably derived his 1620s map from the Icelandic Bishop Gudbrandur Thorlaksson's work in the late sixteenth century. The Carolus map remained the standard map of Iceland for much of the seventeenth century with several publishers issuing versions. This example is probably the most desirable of maps of Iceland from this period.
The map includes a wealth of detail of the topography of the island (including an exploding volcano).
The map is in excellent condition with a strong dark impression.