1840 Lizars Map of Scandinavia ( Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland )
1840 15 x 19 in (38.1 x 48.26 cm)
This beautiful hand colored map of Scandinavia was produced by Daniel Lizars in 1840. Depicts the whole of Scandinavia including Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Inset of Iceland in the upper left corner. One of the finest maps of Scandinavia to appear in the mid 19th century. Undated.
The brothers William (1788-1859) and Daniel Lizars (1754-1812) were Edinburgh map publishers active from roughly 1800 to 1845. Their work follows closely in the style pioneered by Cary, Pinkerton and Thomson, with whom they often worked. William and Daniel's official partnership terminated in 1818, however, each continued to publish separately well into the mid-19th century. Daniel's apprentices included such notable cartographers as George Bartholomew and his own son, Daniel Lizars (1793 - ?) the younger. Daniel, the younger, continued in his father's tradition and most notably invented a method of copperplate engraving that could imitate a woodcut. In 1833, following the Daniel's personal bankruptcy, he emigrated to Canada, where he died many years later. William Lizars continued to publish until his death in 1859 when the firm was acquired by W. & A.K. Johnston, giving birth to another great cartographic tradition.
Fine or perfect condition. Some minor transference. Good margins. Original platemark visible. Blank on verso.