Auction 121, Lot 470

"Schonlandia. XIII Nova Tabula", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: An Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce.

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm

Unusual map is derived directly from Sebastian Munster's 16th century woodcut map of the same title. The style is consistent with the Ptolemaic maps, complete with rope-like mountains, tent encampments, and even foxes in the forest. It was published in a book on the history of commerce. A note in the box at right mentions that a route around Lapland to Russia known by the English in the year 887, was by 1540 forgotten and unknown.


Condition: A

With folds as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/26/2007