Veikart over Norge
1868 (undated) 44 x 31 in (111.76 x 78.74 cm)
1 : 800000
An uncommon 1868 large format dissected map of Norway by J. Waligorsky and N. Wergeland. Published in Christiania, Norway, by Jacob Dybwad, this large map covers the entirety of Norway from the Arctic to the country's southernmost coastlands and from the Atlantic to Sweden. It is divided by region and features meticulous engraving and fine detail throughout. Topography is shown via contour lines. All major and minor towns and villages are noted. An inset details Norway's northernmost regions. All text is in Norwegian.
Jacob Dybwad (July 20, 1823 – Septebmer 4, 1899) was a Norwegian publisher and bookseller active in Christiania, Norway, in the second half of the 19th century. Born in Vækerø, Norwasy, Dybwad was the son of Jacob Erasmus Dybwad (1792–1854) and Christiane Lange (1795–1885). He received his education at Møllers Institut. He later traveled to Paris and Germany where he studied publishing and the book trade. In 1848 Jacob started a bookselling and publishing business with his brother Christopher Andreas Dybwad (1810 – 1892). In 1852 he took over his brother's share of the business. Dybwad published a wide range of materials, including books and maps, for educational and governmental use. His primary clients were the Videnskabs-Selskabet i Christiania (now the Norske Videnskaps-Akademi), for whom he had an exclusive publishing contract, and the University Library. He is considered a pioneer in Norwegian publishing and in honor of his achievement was knighted by the Order of St. Olav in 1897. Dybwad was survived by twelve children from two marriages.
Very Good. The map is detached from but nonetheless accompanies its original binder. Some discoloration along original fold lines. Paper coming loose form linen in places. Presented in two panels. Bottom and top portions could be joined by publisher. Size as noted represented both panels as a single large map.