Auction 148, Lot 493

"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

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: $325 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/19/2014