Auction 136, Lot 511

"Chart of the Faeroe Islands; Surveyed by the Order of the Danish Admiralty by Captain H. Born",

Subject: Denmark - Faroe Islands

Period: 1806 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
18.5 x 18.3 inches
47 x 46.5 cm

Nice map of the Faroe islands. The Faroe Islands were associated with Norway in 1380, when Norway entered the Kalmar Union with Denmark and Sweden, which gradually evolved into Danish control of the islands. This association ceased in 1814, when Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden while Denmark retained control of Norwegian colonies including the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.

References:

Condition: A

Slight toning in the upper portion of the image. Rebacked with linen.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/1/2011

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