Auction 148, Lot 492

"Dioecesis Stavangriensis, & Partes Aliquot Vicinae, Opera L. Scavenii, S.S.", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Norway

Period: 1643 (published)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 16.4 inches
49.8 x 41.7 cm

This fine map shows the Bishopric of Stavanger and the adjacent regions from the work of Laurids Clausen Scavenius, the bishop of Stavanger from 1605 to 1626. The map locates the major villages and towns and presents reasonable coastal detail. However, the interior topography is not very accurate with Opslo Tellemarck shown as a large empty region, save for a large lake and a notation describing the road from Stavanger to Hallengdal as "very hard due to the steepness of the mountains." The map is beautifully embellished with two coats of arms, four sailing ships and two fine cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Ginsberg (Scandia) #CE51; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1310:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with old color that has been partially refreshed. There are a few spots of foxing and damp stains in bottom blank margin that just enter map border in a few spots.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/19/2014