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Christiansborg ad Orientem DKA4 $115
print is 8 inches long and varies in width, with the
10 inches & the widest 14 inches.
This very rare work provides the
first comprehensive historical and topographical record
of Denmark as it existed in the mid 1700’s. It is
lavishly illustrated by fine copper engravings of Danish
cities and towns, castles, houses, gardens and
agricultural landscapes and was issued in 7
volumes during the period 1763-1781. It was at the time
well researched through interviews with citizens of each
city and town included in the work.
Erich Pontoppidan (1698-1764) was a
prelate and Bishop of Bergen, Norway from 1748 to 1754
and the chancellor of the University of Copenhagen. He
was widely published and was a scholar in the subjects
of history, economy, education, religion and natural
Included in “Den Danske Atlas…” were a number of
illustrations by Johan Jacob Bruun (1715-1789) who had
aspired to publish his own pictorial atlas of Danish
towns but lacked the financial resources to do so. Upon
Pontoppidan’s death in 1764, the work was finished by
Hans de Hofman.
The work is a marvelous and very
rare pictorial snapshot of a bygone era, with all its
charm. Amazingly, some of the very same buildings
portrayed in this ancient work still exist almost
unchanged in Demark today. It also contained the
earliest known illustration of Mons Klint, Denmark’s
famous glaciotectonic site.
Each print is 8 inches long and varies in width, with
the smallest about 10 inches & the widest 14 inches. The
paper is the thin, chain lined paper typical of the
period, and darker in colour. The plate marks are
strong and the plates beautifully engraved, with fine
detail. They are a wonderful addition to a print
collection, both for the historical value & rarity & the
simple elegance of the engravings.
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