Auction 122, Lot 485

"Lapponum Mores, Habitus et Conversandi ac Vivendi Ratio", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 9.3 inches
18.5 x 23.6 cm

This dramatic allegorical view of the daily lives of Laplanders portrays reindeer, whaling, drying fish, hunting bear and trading furs. In the foreground is a sled drawn by reindeer, two igloo-like houses, and a group of the native population worshipping a fearsome idol. In the background, a volcano spews flames, while Laplanders frolic before it. Drawn by Johann Degler and included in the Atlas Marianus volume of Scherer's atlas. Deftly engraved by Joseph a Montelegre.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/5/2007