Auction 170, Lot 488

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

Subject: Danish Islands

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.4 inches
57.2 x 49.3 cm

This very detailed and finely engraved chart shows the main islands plus the eastern coastline of Denmark and a little of Sweden. It identifies major islands including Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Langeland, and Falster. 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: B+

A beautiful impression with a small wax stain at right and short centerfold separations confined to the blank margins that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/14/2018

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