"Insulae Danicae in Mari Balthico Sitae, Utpote Zeelandia, Fionia, Langelandia, Lalandia, Falstria, Fembria Mona", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Danish Islands
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
A beautiful impression with a small wax stain at right and short centerfold separations confined to the blank margins that have been archivally repaired.