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  EUROPE 
 Denmark 

FAIRBURN, John. [Rare broadsheet plan of Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801]
Fairburn's Plan of Parker and Nelson's Victory before Copenhagen, April 2.d 1801. London: Fairburn, April 22nd, 1801. Broadsheet plan. Original colour. Engraving, 340 x 450mm, set in letterpress, sheet size 565 x 480mm. A few repairs.
A broadsheet published only twenty days after the naval battle regarded as Nelson's hardest-fought battle. The engraving is divided between an antique chart of the 'Passage of the Sound to Copenhagen & Drago' and a view of Nelson's attack on the Danish fleet. The text contains a key to the view, listing the ships, the despatches from Parker and Nelson (neither mentioning Nelson disobeying Parker's order to withdraw) and a list of casualties.
[Ref: 12715]    £2,500.00 ($3,178 • €2,835 rates)


WEIMAR GEOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT. [Copenhagen]
Plan Von Kopenhagen. Weimar, 1807. 230 x 325mm.
Plan of Copenhagen with an extensive location key
[Ref: 17629]    £190.00 ($241 • €215 rates)


WILKINSON, Robert. [Map of Denmark]
Denmark (including its) German Dominons... London, Hamilton, Adams & Co: 1828. Original outline colour. 300 x 240mm.
Map of Denmark, engraved by Frogett. With an inset map of Bornholm. This map is a later edition of Robert Wilkinson’s map that first appeared in 1801.
[Ref: 17580]    £110.00 ($140 • €125 rates)


WYLD, James. [Detailed map of Denmark in the mid-19th century]
Map of the Kingdom of Denmark Including the Dutchies of Holstein & Lauenburg. London: Wyld, 1842. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 760 x 570mm, publisher's advet on linen, with buckram slipcase with publisher's label.
Detailed map of Denmark, published twenty years before the loss of Schleswig & Holstein.
[Ref: 15014]    £380.00 ($483 • €431 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Denmark with vignettes]
Denmark. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 345 x 255mm.
Old map of Denmark, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of Copenhagen and Sleswig.
[Ref: 17761]    £110.00 ($140 • €125 rates)


 Iceland 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The famous sea-monster map of Iceland]
Islandia. Antwerp, 1595, Latin text edition. Old colour, refreshed. 390 x 490mm. A very fine example, with wide margins.
One of the most decorative maps ever published, well-known for its depiction of over a dozen exotic sea-monsters (with a key referring to a list on verso), polar bears on iceflows and the volcano Hekla in the interior. Ortelius based the cartography on a map by Gudbrandur Thorlaksson (1542-1627), Lutheran bishop of Hólar, which was the most accurate up to that time. However he augmented the map with the sea monsters from the woodcut 'Carta Marina' of Scandinavia by Olaus Magnus, 1539. Ortelius's version first appeared in an atlas in 1587, in the 'Additamentum IV', an appendix of 22 new maps not featured in the last full 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 161.
[Ref: 19177]    £8,000.00 ($10,168 • €9,072 rates)


BERTIUS, Petrus. [Early 17th century miniature map of Iceland]
Islandia. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius II, 1616, Latin text edition. Coloured. 90 x 130mm. Small hole in upper margin repaired.
A miniature map of Iceland, with the volcano Hekkla shown erupting. This is an example of the second plate, engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jnr, with longitude and latitude scales in the borders.
[Ref: 19388]    £330.00 ($419 • €374 rates)


CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [17th century map of Iceland]
Islandia. Amsterdam, 1630, French text edition. First Edition. 190 x 260mm.
This is the reduced version of Mercator's map of Iceland. Its cartography is based on the work of Icelandic bishop, cartographer, and mathematician Gudbrandur Thorlaksson. It features many place names, lakes, rivers, mountains, glaciers, and fiords. Mount Hekla is shown in the midst of a fiery eruption. A strapwork cartouche at bottom left contains the title, another decorative cartouche in the opposite corner includes the distance scale, and a sea monster at top right completes the composition. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere and published in Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', KOEMAN: Me 198.
[Ref: 18811]    £450.00 ($572 • €510 rates)


BLAEU, Johannes. [Blaeu's classic 17th century map of Iceland]
Tabula Islandiæ Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro. Amsterdam, 1635, Latin text edition. Original colour. 380 x 500mm.
A very fine example of this highly decorative map Iceland after Joris Carl (1601-25), a pilot from Enkhuizen, first published by Blaeu in 1630. Hekla is shown erupting.
[Ref: 19404]    £1,100.00 ($1,398 • €1,247 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A 17th century map of Iceland]
Tabula Islandiæ Auctore Georgio Carolo Flandro. Amsterdam, c.1630, blank verso. Original colour. 380 x 500mm.
A fine map of Iceland, based on a map by Joris Carl (1601-25), a pilot from Enkhuizen. It is decorated with an ornate title cartouche, a pair of compass roses, a galleon and seamonsters. This map is one of the symbols of the intense rivalry between Jansson and Blaeu. Joris Carl's map was first engraved by Jodocus Hondius II (son of the firm's founder and Jansson's brother-in-law). When Jodocus died in 1629 many of his plates were sold to Willem Blaeu, who added his name to the plates and used them to publish his first atlas in 1630. Angered by the sale, Jansson had the Hondius plates slavishly copied. This plate, which only differs from Blaeu's by the lack of his name under the title, was first issued the same year. The lack of text on verso suggests this could be the first issue, from the 'Atlantis Maioris Appendix'. KOEMAN: Me 31a.
[Ref: 17310]    £900.00 ($1,144 • €1,021 rates)


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