Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 656

 
Dänemark - Pontoppidan, E., Danske Atlas, 7 Bde. 1763.


 
656
Dänemark
Pontoppidan, E., Danske Atlas, 7 Bde. 1763.
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 3,990
Sold:
€ 3,480 / $ 3.967

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Dänemark. - Pontoppidan, E., Den Danske Atlas eller Konge-Riget Dannemark ... 7 vols. With 278 copper plates (some folding), 19 folding coppers and 2 coppers in the text as well as 4 tables. Copenhagen, A. H. Godiche 1763-81. Comntemp. calf. Small 4to.
Bruun II, 600. - Graesse V, 410. - First edition. - Lavishly made atlas, rare in this completeness. With numerous views and plans of Danish towns and castles, als o with depictions of flora and fauna, coins, costumes etc. Vol. II exclusively covers Copenhagen and its surroundings (with vierws of the most important squares, churches, palaces etc.). As of vol. IV continued by H. de Hofman. - Slightly browned in places, ca. 15 plates and maps respectively with marginal tears (partly rebacked), 2 plates with rebacked marginal defects, 1 plate with torn out piece of margin, 1 map stained, flying endpapers with stamped ownership entry. Bindings slightly scraped in places, spine with small defects, 4 vols with mended spine ends.
First edition of the lavishly made atlas, rare in this completeness. With numerous views and plans of Danish towns and castles etc. With 278 copper plates (some folding), 19 folding coppers and 2 coppers in the text and 4 tables. Contemp. calf. - Slightly browned in places, ca. 15 plates and maps respectively with marginal tears (partly rebacked), 2 plates with rebacked marginal defects, 1 plate with torn out piece of margin, 1 map stained, flying endpapers with stamped ownership entry. Bindings slightly scraped in places, spine with small defects, 4 vols with mended spine ends.

656
Dänemark
Pontoppidan, E., Danske Atlas, 7 Bde. 1763.
Estimate:
€ 3,500 / $ 3,990
Sold:
€ 3,480 / $ 3.967

(incl. 20% surcharge)