Auction 137, Lot 535

"A Map of the Kingdom of Denmark with the Duchy of Holstein", Faden, William

Subject: Denmark & Schleswig-Holstein

Period: 1790 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 28.2 inches
52.1 x 71.6 cm

An uncommon, large-scale map that has superb detail of towns, roads, ferryboat routes, lighthouses, and reefs. It is embellished with a handsome title cartouche and garlanded scale of miles. William Faden took over the map business of Thomas Jefferys in 1771. He is best known for the splendid quality of his maps, resulting in his being selected to print the four sheets of the first Ordinance Survey map.


Condition: B+

Some light offsetting with centerfold separations that just enter the border at left and right. A few insignificant tears in blank margins have been closed on verso with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 9/14/2011