ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598.
Islandia. [Antwerp, C. Plantin], 1585 [but later]. Copper-engraved map, hand-colored, Italian text on verso, 350 x 515 mm. One very small burn-hole at neatline, framed.
"The island of Iceland is shown at large scale, its mountains, fjords, glaciers and volcano - Mt. Hekla - are shown. Polar bears on icebergs can be seen at top right while the seas sport the most fantastic collection of monsters to be seen on one engraving" (Potter).