Auction 112, Lot 399

"A Map of the Kingdom of Denmark with the Duchy of Holstein", Faden, William

Subject: Denmark & Schleswig-Holstein

Period: 1790 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 28.2 inches
52.1 x 71.6 cm

An uncommon, large-scale map with superb detail of towns, roads, reefs and ferryboat routes. Embellished with a handsome title cartouche and garlanded scale of miles. William Faden took over the map business of Thomas Jefferys in 1771. He is best known for the splendid quality of his maps, resulting in his being selected to print the four sheets of the first Ordinance Survey map.


Condition: A

Fine impression and coloring on thick paper with wide, original margins. Hint of toning at centerfold and slight offsetting in blank sea, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/28/2005