Auction 93, Lot 226

"Gothia", Jansson

Subject: Sweden

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 15.3 inches
48.3 x 38.9 cm

Very decorative map of the southern part of Sweden. The forested topography and lakes are well depicted. The main feature of the engraving is the large title cartouche surrounded by an army. Atop the cartouche is a general in a chariot being drawn by two fierce-looking dogs. The map is further embellished with sailing ships and a scale of miles with two soldiers.

References:

Condition: B

Lovely original color. Some creasing along centerfold with a couple of small cracks in the slightly oxidized green color.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/6/2000

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