Auction 154, Lot 456

"Pascaarte van't Schagerrack. Ende Custe van Noorwegen tot Akersondt Beschreven", Colom, Arnold

Subject: Southwestern Sweden, Skagerrak

Period: 1649 (circa)

Publication: The New Fierie Sea-Colomne...

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 14.5 inches
52.1 x 36.8 cm

This uncommon sea chart centers on the Skagerrak in between Jutland and the southwest coast of Sweden. Islands, soundings, anchorages, and hazards appear in the water. There are a number of place names along the coasts, including Skagen (Schagen) at the tip of the Jutland peninsula. There are two compass roses capped by fleurs-de-lis and radiating rhumb lines. North is oriented towards the left. Two decorative strapwork cartouches complete the composition at top, one containing the distance scales, the other the title.


Condition: B

There are a number of professionally repaired tears and chips along the top edge of the sheet, as well as a repaired tear running horizontally through the length of the map. Two printer's creases along the centerfold have been pressed flat, exposing un-inked paper. There is light soiling and minor foxing. There is a small hole just below the title cartouche that has been professionally repaired, with a minor amount of image missing.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/16/2015