Auction 126, Lot 504

"Tractus Norwegiae Danicus Magnam Dioeceseos Aggerhusiensis", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Norway

Period: 1729 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 18.8 inches
54.6 x 47.8 cm

The focus of this map of Aggerhus is the spectacular cross-section of a mountain mine that fills the right side of the map. The map itself covers the vicinity of Oslo (Christania) and provides a fine view of the roads, towns, villages and forts in the region. The large title cartouche is beautifully engraved with putti in a cloud background.

References: Ginsberg (Scandia) #CE57.

Condition: B+

With original color, toned and mat burn in the margins. The paper is still supple.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/3/2008

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