An unusual, later issue of Blaeu's magnificent Iceland map with a blank verso. In addition to highly detailed and dramatic topography, this beautifully preserved map features a Dutch vessel firing its guns, various sea monsters, a splendid title cartouche framed by winged rivers goddesses and a mileage scale cartouche topped by an armillary sphere.
Place & Date:
Amsterdam / 1630/1690
19 1/2" x 15"
b&w, very light overall age toning; some slight staining along outer edges of wide margins