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Auction 109, Lot 383

"A New Map of Ancient Scandinavia together with as much more of ye Northern Part of Ancient Europe as Answers to Present Denmark & Moscovia", Wells, Edward

Subject: Europe - Northern

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps…

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.5 inches
50 x 36.8 cm

This interesting map covers northeastern Europe and Scandinavia showing the ancient political divisions and place names. In a large inset is a map of "Present Denmark with the adjoining Part of Sweden and Germany." The title cartouche incorporates the royal coat-of-arms and another cartouche encloses the distance scale. Wells, a math professor at Oxford, dedicated the map to his student and heir to the British throne, William - Duke of Gloucester.

References: Phillips (A) #531.

Condition: B

A couple of minor creases and a bit of faint uneven toning, else very good.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/1/2004