Auction 93, Lot 228

"Freti Danici Or Sundt Accuratiss Delineato", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1600 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.5 x 12.8 inches
47 x 32.5 cm

City plan shows the Danish city of Helsingor and the Swedish City of Helsingborg and the narrow strait between these two countries which is an important route to the Baltic Sea. The strait is filled with sailing ships. Also shown is the island of Hvena with a depiction of Tycho Brahe's famous Uraniborg Observatory, the world's first observatory. At bottom left is an inset plan "Interior Arcis magnificentia".


Condition: A

Couple of old masking tape repairs on verso affecting only the margins and a small (filled) burn hole in margin.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/6/2000