Auction 126, Lot 503

"Regni Norvegiae Accurata Tabula in qua Praefecturae Quinque Generales Aggerhusiensis, Bergensis Nidrosiensis, Wardhusiensis et Bahusiensis", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Norway

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 22.8 inches
49.5 x 57.9 cm

This handsome, detailed map, in two parts, is based on the style popularized by Frederick de Wit. The southern part of the country is the focus of the main map, while the northern part is depicted in a large inset at top. There is amazing detail of the fiords and coastal islands. The large title cartouche is surrounded by mermaids, cherubs and the coat of arms.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and lovely original color.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/3/2008

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