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Auction 146, Lot 445

"Tractus Norwegiae Danicus Magnam Dioeceseos Aggerhusiensis", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Southern Norway

Period: 1729 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 18.8 inches
54.6 x 47.8 cm
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The focus of this map of Aggerhus is the spectacular cross-section of a mountain mine that fills the right side of the map. The map itself covers the vicinity of Oslo (Christania) and provides a fine view of the roads, towns, villages and forts in the region. The large title cartouche is beautifully engraved with putti in a cloud background.

References: Ginsberg (Scandia) #CE57.

Condition: B

Light offsetting and toning with a short centerfold separation at bottom that just passes the neatline and has been closed on verso with archival tape. There is a small printer's crease in the bottom left corner. There are a few small spots of sticky residue along sheet edges on verso.

Estimate: $650 - $750


Closed on 9/4/2013