Auction 122, Lot 492

"A Map of the Kingdom of Denmark with the Duchy of Holstein", Faden, William

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1790 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 28.2 inches
52.1 x 71.6 cm

An uncommon, large-scale map that has superb detail of towns, roads, ferryboat routes, lighthouses, and reefs. It is embellished with a handsome title cartouche and garlanded scale of miles. William Faden took over the map business of Thomas Jefferys in 1771. He is best known for the splendid quality of his maps, resulting in his being selected to print the four sheets of the first Ordinance Survey map.


Condition: A

A fine impression on a strong sheet with original hand coloring. The edges have some chipping, stains and short tears.

Estimate: $220 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2007