Sweden & Norway
1851 (undated) 15 x 10 in (38.1 x 25.4 cm)
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.
Charles and Adam Black (fl. 1807 - present) were map and book publishers based in Edinburgh. Charles and his uncle, Adam, both 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.
Original Hand Color
Fine or perfect condition. Original platemark visible. Blank on verso. Wide clean margins. Printed on heavy stock.