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Auction 183, Lot 349

"Baltia, quae et Scandia, Finningia, Cimbrica Chersonesus &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1654 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 12.9 inches
32.8 x 32.8 cm
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This is a simple, yet elegantly engraved map depicting ancient Scandinavia. The map focuses on the rivers and lakes and shows tribal divisions without place names. Dated 1654 but published in 1667.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V [105].

Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with a large coat of arms watermark and very wide margins. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold and a small hole in the top left corner of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/9/2021