Auction 126, Lot 502

"Dioecesis Stavangriensis, & Partes Aliquot Vicinae, Opera L. Scavenii, S.S.", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Norway

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 16.5 inches
50.3 x 41.9 cm

This fine map shows the Bishopric of Stavanger and the adjacent regions from the work of Laurids Clausen Scavenius, the bishop of Stavanger from 1605 to 1626. The map locates the major villages and towns and presents reasonable coastal detail. However, the interior topography is not very accurate with Opslo Tellemarck shown as a large empty region, save for a large lake and a notation describing the road from Stavanger to Hallengdal as very hard due to the steepness of the mountains. The map is beautifully embellished with two coats of arms, four sailing ships and two fine cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Ginsberg (Scandia) #CE51.

Condition: B+

Fine original color with faint toning along centerfold. There are a couple tiny tears in the blank margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/3/2008

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