1851 Black Map of Norway and Sweden (Scandinavia)
Description: A fine example of Adam and Charles Black's map of Scandinavia. Consists of the Scandinavian nations of Norway and Sweden along with parts of Denmark and Finland. Fine original hand tinting in green and purple pastel. Engraved by S. Hall for the 1851 Edition of Black's General Atlas.
Date: 1851 (undated)
Source: Original Hand Color
References: None found.
Cartographer: Charles and his uncle Adam Black of Edinburgh, Scotland, founded their publishing firm in 1807. They published a series of maps and atlases throughout the 19th century. In addition to an array of atlases, the Black firm is known for their editions of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1817 - 1826) and the first publishing of Sir Walter Scott's novels in 1854. In 1889 the A. & C. Black publishing house moved to London where it remains in operation to this day. Click here for a list of rare maps by Charles & Adam Black.
Size: Printed area measures 10 x 15 inches (25.4 x 38.1 centimeters)
Condition: Fine or perfect condition. Original platemark visible. Blank on verso. Wide clean margins. Printed on heavy stock.
Code: NorwaySweden-black-51 (to order by phone call: 646-483-0487)