Auction 145, Lot 474

"Regni Norvegiae Accurata Tabula in qua Praefecturae quinque Generales Aggerhusiensis, Bergensis Nidrosiensis, Wardhusiensis et Bahvsiensis", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Norway

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Grosser Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 22.7 inches
49.5 x 57.7 cm

This handsome, detailed map, in two parts, is based on the style popularized by Frederick de Wit. The southern part of the country is the focus of the main map, while the northern part is depicted in a large inset at top. There is amazing detail of the fiords and coastal islands. The large title cartouche is surrounded by mermaids, cherubs and the coat of arms.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.HOM-1c #61.

Condition: C+

Watermarked paper with light soiling. There are archival repairs to a centerfold separation that enters 6" into image at left, several tears that enter 1" to 7" into image, and a chip in bottom left corner, with some loss of image.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013