Catalog Archive
Auction 179, Lot 511

"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

22.6 x 19.3 inches
57.4 x 49 cm
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Very detailed and finely engraved chart shows the main islands plus the eastern coastline of Denmark and a little of Sweden. 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.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper with a printer's crease that runs parallel to the centerfold at bottom. There are damp stains and soiling confined to the sheet's edges, well away from map image.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/16/2020