Ortelius, Abraham

1570

Scarce map of the Arctic and Scandinavia

Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip.

DESCRIPTION: Ortelius' map of the Arctic, including Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland and part of the North American continent, includes the legendary islands of Drogeo, Frisland and Icaria. This fine map, with original color, is adorned with a variety of very inventive creatures including a half-man, half-sea creature with bird feet playing a lute. Second state with a triangular dot added at the end of the title.

CREATOR: Ortelius, Abraham

PUBLICATION DATE: 1570

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Greenland

BODY OF WATER: North Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Clean on strong paper. Small marginal tears repaired archivally from verso. No impact on the image.

COLORING: Original color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE:  " x "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 88

PRICE: $2200


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