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Auction 165, Lot 447

"A New Map of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, & Moscovy, Shewing their Present General Divisions, Chief, Cities or Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c.", Wells, Edward

Subject: Northern Europe

Period: 1704 (published)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 14.4 inches
50.3 x 36.6 cm

This boldly engraved map covers all of Scandinavia, Denmark, northern Germany and Poland, and through European Russia. The cities shown in Germany and Poland are noted as belonging to the Swedes and Danes. A note and sketch above Novaya Zemlya says, "Some will have Nova Zembla to be thus joined to Groenland." The title cartouche includes the coat of arms of William Duke of Glocester, who was a student of Wells at Oxford.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WELL-1a #26.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a clean sheet with light offsetting adjacent to the centerfold and a few wormholes along the top border only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/15/2017