Auction 125, Lot 509

"Denmark", Colton, George Woolworth

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 15.6 inches
33 x 39.6 cm

Finely engraved steel-plate map details the country with excellent detail throughout. The legend lists railroads, canals, battle fields and more. A note itemizes Iceland's ports that are now open to foreign trade. Three insets detail the outlying islands of Dornholm, Iceland, and the Fareos. The map features Colton's distinctive scroll-style border. This map was published in the first edition of Colton's monumental world atlas in 1856.

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Condition: A

A beautiful, near flawless example with bright original coloring and full margins. A little marginal edge toning and a few tiny spots, else fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/24/2008

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