Auction 134, Lot 442

"Charte vom Konigreich Norwegen…", Gussefeld/Homann Heirs

Subject: Norway

Period: 1789 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 22.7 inches
46.7 x 57.7 cm

Following the model popularized by Frederick de Wit a century before, Norway is presented in two parts. This design used the surface area of the sheet of paper more efficiently. The southern regions are detailed on the main map with North Norway shown in a large inset. The Faroe Islands are also inset. Franz Ludwig Gussefeld was a cartographer from Osterburg who worked with the firm of Homann's Heirs in the latter part of the 18th century. A French title, Le Royaume de Norvegue, nouvellement…, is in the top margin.


Condition: B+

There is a small damp stain and a printer's crease at right.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/1/2010