Auction 122, Lot 490

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

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.8 inches
58.4 x 50.3 cm

Very detailed and finely engraved chart shows 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.

References:

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a sheet with a a hint of toning. Blank margins with a few faint damp stains and short tears, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2007

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