GREENLAND Disko Island Lievely harbour island of Disco antique print 1853
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GREENLAND: Disko Island: Lievely harbour, island of Disco, antique print, 1853

Price: £4.99

CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'Lievely harbour, island of Disco, Greenland'

Disko Island (or: Qeqertarsuaq) is a large island in Baffin Bay, off the west coast of Greenland at a latitude of less than 70° North, and to the north of Disko Bay. It has an area of 8,578 square kilometers (3,312 square miles), making it the second largest island of Greenland (after the main island of Greenland) one of the 100 largest islands in the world. The name Qeqertarsuaq means The Large Island (from qeqertaq = island). The island has a length of about 160 kilometers (99 miles), an area of 8,578 square kilometers (5,330 square miles), and rises to an average height of 975 meters (1,066 yards), peaking at 1,919 meters (2,099 yards). The port of Qeqertarsuaq (named after the island, and also known as Godhavn) lies on its southern coast. Mineral deposits, fossil finds and geological formations have added to the interest in the area. One of the interesting geological features is the native iron found at the island. A 22t lump of a mixture of iron and iron carbide has been found, there are only few places on earth where native iron can be found, which is not of meteoric origin. There are over 2000 hot springs on the island. Eric the Red paid the first recorded visit to Disko Island at some time between 982 and 985 and it may have been used as a base for summer hunting and fishing by Viking colonists. (Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Disko Island

DATE PRINTED: 1853    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.0 x 23.0cm, 5.5 x 9 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.


PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News

GREENLAND: Disko Island: Lievely harbour, island of Disco, antique print, 1853
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