Auction 117, Lot 468

"[Lot of 2] Daniae Typus [and] Desitu Daniae",

Subject: Denmark and Sweden

Period: 1545-1601 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

First (4.2 x 3") is a miniature map from a pocket edition of Ortelius' Epitome, circa 1601. The map focuses on Denmark, but extends from the German coastline north to include part of the Norwegian coastline and the southern part of Sweden including Stockholm. Latin text on verso.

Second (5.3 x 4") is a woodblock map from Munster's Cosmography, circa 1545. It covers the same region and provides an interesting comparison of both style and content. Trimmed from a sheet of Latin text.


Condition: B

First with paper restoration in an area of oxidized color on the Pomeranian coast. Second with light foxing in margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/6/2006