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Auction 174, Lot 429

"Norwegia", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Norway

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

4.9 x 3.4 inches
12.4 x 8.6 cm
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Miniature map of southern Norway and a small part of Sweden. The cartography is rudimentary, with only a few place names. French text on verso.

The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1300:341.

Condition: A

A dark impression with minor printer's ink residue on a bright sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/11/2019