Auction 130, Lot 455

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

Subject: Norway

Period: 1729 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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+

Centerfold toned with a repair in lower margin to border, an old faded red ink notation in blank sea near Christia and some soiling in lower right margin. Otherwise a flawless example with a strong impression, with the map in original color on very nice, thick paper.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/2/2009