Catalog Archive
Auction 91, Lot 431

"Liber XV",

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1555 (published)

Publication: Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus

Color: Black & White

8 x 10.5 inches
20.3 x 26.7 cm

Leaf from the original Latin edition, by Olaus Magnus, archbishop of Upsala, a noted Swedish authority on the chronicles and topography of Scandinavia. For many years the "Historia" was recognized as the leading work in the folk-lore of northern climes. Woodcut illustrations of men dueling with swords and a historated initial in text. Verso: Men dancing around the fire with a historated initial. Toned with a bit of light foxing.


Condition: B

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $22

Closed on 6/14/2000