Auction 145, Lot 470

"A New Map of Ancient Scandinavia together with as Much More of ye Northern Part of Ancient Europe as Answers to Present Denmark & Moscovia", Wells, Edward

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Ancient and Present Geography

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.4 inches
50.3 x 36.6 cm

This interesting map covers northeastern Europe and Scandinavia showing the ancient political divisions and place names. In a large inset is a map of "Present Denmark with the adjoining Part of Sweden and Germany." The title cartouche incorporates the royal coat-of-arms and another cartouche encloses the distance scale. Wells, a math professor at Oxford, dedicated the map to his student and heir to the British throne, William - Duke of Gloucester.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WELL-1a #25.

Condition: B

There is some creasing and soiling along centerfold and in bottom left corner. A few short tears adjacent to centerfold have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013