1878 Migeon Map of Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands
Description: This is a fine example of J. Migeon's 1878 map of Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. It covers all of Denmark inclusive of the Duchy of Holstein. The Kattegat (Cattegat) is also identified. Three inset maps detailing Iceland, the Isle Bornholm and the Faeroe Islands are included. The upper left quadrant features a beautiful engraving of 'Chateau de Kronborgh' (Kronborg Castle). As this map was being printed Scandinavia was in the midst of a prolonged period of peace and prosperity that led to a cultural and population boom. Migeon identifies various rivers, islands, mountain passes and other topographical features. Migeon’s Geographie Universelle, published in Paris, is one of the last great decorative atlases of the 19th century. It contains many stylistic elements of early 19th century cartography such as full hand coloring, numerous decorative vignettes, and high quality paper. This map was issued as plate no. 22 in Migeon's Geographie Universelle.
Date: 1878 (undated)
Source: Migeon, J., Geographie Universelle (Paris) 1878.
Cartographer: J. Migeon (fl. c. 1855 - 1899) was a late 19th century map publisher based in Paris, France. At various times Migeon maintained offices at76, Rue de la Harpe, 34 Rue du Chemin des Plantes, and 11 Rue du Moulin Vert, all in Paris. His most prominent publications are the Geographie Universal in 1854 (updated through 1874) and the Nouvel Atlas Illustré de Géographie Universelle in 1891. Little is known of Migeon's life and even his first name is uncertain. Click here for a list of rare maps from J. Migeon.
Size: Printed area measures 12 x 17 inches (30.48 x 43.18 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Original centerfold. Blank on verso.
Code: Denmark-migeon-1878 (to order by phone call: 646-483-0487)