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  EUROPE 
 Denmark 

WEIMAR GEOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT. [Copenhagen]
Plan Von Kopenhagen. Weimar, 1807. 230 x 325mm.
Plan of Copenhagen with an extensive location key
[Ref: 17629]    £190.00 ($256 • €216 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 ($148 • €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 ($511 • €432 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 ($148 • €125 rates)


ALEPH [HARVEY, William]. [Pictorial map of Denmark]
Denmark. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1869. 250 x 210mm.
Anthropomorphic map of Denmark. The text below the image reads, "For Shakespeare's Prince, and the Princess of Wales, To England dear. Her royal spirit quails; From skating faint, she rests upon the snow; Shrinking from unclean beasts hat grin below". From a charming atlas of caricature maps of European counties, drawn, according to the preface, by a fifteen-year-old girl to muse her sick brother. The author, was however, William Harvey (1796-1873), a London Doctor and Journalist, best-known for his book 'London Scenes and London People', 1863. The maps contain many references to the political changes sweeping through continental Europe, with representations of Garibaldi, Bismark & Tzar Alexander II.
[Ref: 17242]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


 Iceland 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The famous map of Iceland with sea monsters]
Islandia. Antwerp, 1603, Latin text edition. Old colour. 390 x 490mm. Wormholes in lower margin filled in, otherwise a fine example.
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 new 22 maps not featured in the last full 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 161.
[Ref: 17944]    £7,500.00 ($10,088 • €8,520 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 ($1,211 • €1,022 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th Century French map of Iceland]
L'Islande. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 115 x 140mm.
Mp of Iceland, from Du Val's miniature atlas, 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 17496]    £340.00 ($457 • €386 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature view of Iceland]
Islande. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 145 x 110mm.
View of Iceland showing an eruptung Hekla Volcano, and whaling ships in the foreground. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 17506]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


 Finland 

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th Century Map of Finland]
Magni Ducatus Finlandiæ... Augsburg, c.1730, original colour, 490 x 480mm
A superb map of Finland with parts of surrounding countries, in fine original colour. With an attractive title cartouche surrounded by allegorical figures.
[Ref: 11101]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


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