Antique Maps of Scandinavia
Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland

Carte Réduite des Mers du Nord.

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BELLIN, N.

Origin: Paris, c.1758.

A map of the North Atlantic and Scandinavia. Also shows Baffin Bay, Greenland, the Labrador Coast and Iceland.

Condition: Uncoloured; short tear to right hand side of map, just into printed line border, trimmed close by binder in the bottom right corner, signs of old folds from book, otherwise a good example.

Size: 330 x 445mm (13 x 17½ inches).

Reference: 12310

Price: £110

Copenhagen.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1837.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn br W.B.Clarke and engraved by J.Henshall, with a prospect of the city below. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. With a prospect of the city under the map.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, minor light staining, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 330 x 395mm (13 x 15½ inches).

Reference: 10657

Price: £110

Das Koenigreich Schweden und Norwegen.

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SCHREIBER, Johann Georg.

Origin: Leipzig, c.1730.

Published in Schriber's Atlas Selectus. The whole of Scandinavia.

Condition: Original colour.

Size: 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 6007

Price: £140

Denmark.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

With engraved vignettes including views of Copenhagen and Sleswig. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor spotting to engraved border, otherwise overall good to fine condition.

Size: 330 x 250mm (13 x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7772

Price: £48

Islanda.

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PORCACCHI, Tomaso.

Origin: Venice, 1572-1605.

A fine early map of Iceland published in 'L'Isole del Monde'. Set in a page of text from a separate copper plate.

Condition: Uncoloured; overall good condition, with minor spotting and soiling to text area and margins.

Size: 105 x 145mm (4¼ x 5¾ inches).

Reference: 9943

Price: £260

Islandia.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, Jan B Vrients, 1602, Latin text edition.

A miniature map of Iceland. From the 'Epitome theatri Orteliani' by Jan B Vrients

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor marginal staining and slight worming, overall slight age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 90 x 115mm (3½ x 4½ inches).

Reference: 8249

Price: £190

La Gran Penisola Della Scandia.

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DE PIENE, Antonio (engraver).

Origin: Turin, 1664.

A scarce map of the whole of Scandinavia, with decorative cartouche. North is orientated to the right. Engraved by Antonio de Piene (not in Tooley Dictionary of Mapmakers) for "Emmanuele Tesauro's Del Regno d'Italia Sotto i Barbari Epitome".

Condition: Slight darkening of centrefold otherwise good.

Size: 280 x 360mm (11 x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 6012

Price: £280

La Scandinavie.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

A fine and detailed two sheet map (joined) of Scandinavia. From Jaillot's 'Nouvelle introduction a le geographie'. Embellished with two beautifully engraved title and scale cartouches. Cartographically based on the work of Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light print offset (hardly noticable),small wax mark below the title cartouche, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 570 x 670mm (22½ x 26½ inches).

Reference: 12258

Price: £360

Le Royaume de Danemark.

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JAILLOT, Alexis Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1692.

A fine and detailed two sheet map (joined) of Denmark. From Jaillot's 'Nouvelle introduction a le geographie'. Embellished with two beautifully engraved title and scale cartouches at the top of the map. Cartographically based on the work of Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light print offset (hardly noticable), otherwise a fine example.

Size: 580 x 865mm (22¾ x 34 inches).

Reference: 12253

Price: £360

Nova et Accurata descriptio totius Fioniæ vulgo Funen.

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BLAEU, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1645, Latin text edition.

The island of Fyn, with the town of Odense at its centre. Also includes the Danish islands of Als, Langeland and part of the island of Sjelland on which the capital of Copenhagen is situated.

Condition: Fine original colour; light marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 410 x 515mm (16¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 9430

Price: £160

Novissima Islaniæ Tabula.

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PITT, Moses.

Origin: London, 1680-83.

A superb map of Iceland by Moses Pitt, after the style of Blaeu and Jansson, the later being given the acknowledgement on the cartouche, Jansson & Waesberg. The last of the Janssons' had died in 1660 and the business was left to his widow and three sons-in-law, the brothers Waesberg. Pitt's project of a 12 volume 'English Atlas' of the World was doomed to fail, completing only 4 volumes, he ended up in debtors prison 1689-91, and died in 1696. Maps by Moses Pitt are uncommon, many suffer severe damage by verdigris in the green colour on the poorer quality paper used for this publication.

Condition: Original colour, with some recent embellishment; centrefold strengthened, some slightly thinner areas of paper, visible when held up to the light, some spotting, mostly confined to the margins, old ink manuscript annotations in the left margin, light toning to paper at the edges of the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 380 x 490mm (15 x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 10972

Price: £650

Septentrio:nalium Reg:ionvm Svet:iæ, Gothiæ, Norvegiæ, Daniæ &.

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QUAD, Matthias.

Origin: Cologne, John Bussemacher, 1592-1620.

An early map of Scandinavia, shows Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning of paper and minor marginal staining, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 220 x 305mm (8¾ x 12 inches).

Reference: 10897

Price: £340

Sweden and Norway.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

A fine map of Scandiavia with engraved vignettes including; a view of Norwegian Skielobere or Skate Runners (ski-ing), Peasants of Norway and of Sweden, also Laplanders in winter dress; an iron mine and a prospect of Stockholm. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall a fine example.

Size: 340 x 240mm (13½ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 7450

Price: £150

Synopsis Plagæ Septentrionalis sive Sueciæ Daniæ et Norwegiæ Regn.

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SEUTTER, Matthaeus.

Origin: Augsburg, c.1740.

Highly decorative map of Scandinavia and the Baltic states with a finely-engraved allegorical title cartouche top left.

Condition: Fine original wash colour; short centrefold split (repaired), minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 490 x 570mm (19¼ x 22½ inches).

Reference: 4450

Price: £580

Tractus Norwegiæ Danicus Magnam Dioecseos Aggerhuisiensis...

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HOMANN, Johann Baptist.

Origin: Nurnberg, 1729.

A fine map showing Oslo Fjord, with the old name Christania. A very decorative mining scene takes up almost one third of the sheet on the right-hand side, showing heavy lifting machinery, smelting and an early centrifugal pump. The map extends south almost to Fredrikstad and clearly shows the town of Mosi (Moss). The original colour follows the border between Norway and Sweden. Decorative title cartouche adorned with cherubim.

Condition: Original body colour; dark impression, two small worm holes in top border and side margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 475 x 550mm (18¾ x 21¾ inches).

Reference: 6740

Price: £480