Auction 148, Lot 501

"Insulae Danicae in Mari Balthico Sitae, Utpote Zeelandia, Fionia, Langelandia, Lalandia, Falstria, Fembria Mona", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Islands of Denmark

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.6 inches
57.9 x 49.8 cm

Very detailed and finely engraved chart shows the main islands plus the eastern coastline of Denmark and a little of Sweden. The superb cartouche features a large vignette depicting the approach to Copenhagen with ships in the harbor. It is further adorned with the royal arms and a scene of merfolk frolicking in the sea.

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Condition: A

A nice impression and lovely color on watermarked paper with minor printer's ink residue and one tiny centerfold separation.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Unsold

Closed on 2/19/2014

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