Picturesque scenery of Norway:With the principal townsfrom the Naze, by the route of Christiania to the magnificentpass of the Swinesund; from original drawings made on the spot […].
London. 1820 (act. app. 1830). Complete with half title, title, index and preliminary text leaves. 80 engraved plates, all very finely coloured by hand. Folio (43x27cm).
Publisher’s blind tooled and gilt dark green maroquin. Gilt edges. Red free end papers with crease in center. Front free end paper with narrow tear in upper and lower margin. Half title clean. Title and index with very weak foxing, less than normal.
Eiler Schiötz: Itineraria Norvegica – Utlendingers reiser i Norge, no. 295b**.
One of the most important 19th century colour plate books on Norway. The fine engravings (aquatints) were based on drawings made by Edy through his journey to Norway in 1800 and the plates were published by Boydell in London c. 1820. The views show different places along the Norwegian coast from Halden to Lindesnes and with additional views of Bergen, Kristiansund, Molde and Trondheim. Many of the views are the first printed views of the area.
Estimate: 120 000 – 150 000 NOK