Auction 140, Lot 494

"Sweden, Denmark & Norway", Playfair, James

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1821 (dated)

Publication: A New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 21.5 inches
45.5 x 54.6 cm

Dr. Playfair (1738-1819), was a minister, historiographer to the Prince of Wales, and Principal of the United College of St Salvator and St Leonard in the University of St Andrews from 1799 until his death. The maps from Playfair's A New General Atlas are quite scarce. This map of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland gives great detail of towns, rivers, lakes and mountains. Published by Macredie, Skelly & Co.


Condition: B

Original color and wide margins with light soiling and toning along centerfold. Short centerfold separations in blank margins have been closed on verso with archival tape. There is one black ink mark in blank area of map image at top left.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 5/23/2012