Auction 116, Lot 474

"Insulae Danicae in Mari Balthico Sitae, utpote Zeelandia, Fionia, Langelandia, Lalandia, Falstria, Fembria Mona…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

Very detailed and finely engraved chart of the main islands plus the eastern coastline of Denmark and a little of Sweden. The superb cartouche features a large vignette depicting the approach to Copenhagen with ships in the harbor. It is further adorned with the royal arms and a scene of merfolk frolicking in the sea.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and original color. Bit of minor foxing in margins, still fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/20/2006

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