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PO Box 863
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP6 9HD
Contact Philip Burden
Telephone 01494 763313
Mobile 07802 796565
Specialists Maps, Prints, Atlases, Travel, Illustrated Books, Natural History, Colour Plate Books
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PO Box 863
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP6 9HD
Contact Philip Burden
Telephone 01494 763313
Mobile 07802 796565
Specialists Maps, Prints, Atlases, Travel, Illustrated Books, Natural History, Colour Plate Books
Clive A Burden Ltd
Stand J16

THERSNER, Ulrik

Fordna och Narvarande Sverige/ Utsigter af Ostergothland,

Oblong folio, two volumes (375 x 500 mm.), full early red calf, ornate gilt panelling, with ornate gilt raised bands, each compartment with ornate gilt decoration, gilt titles to spine. Some light wear, upper binding of second volume detached from block. With 2 aquatint vignettes to titles and 56 aquatint plates, 5 of which bear two images, with interspersed descriptive text; with aquatint vignette to title and 36 aquatint plates, with interspersed descriptive text.

Note
This fine book on Swedish topography by Ulrik Thersner (1779-1828) is considered the greatest work on the country. The 'Fordna och narvarande Sverige' was published by Thersner who was Danish born. The work continued after his death. The plates were executed both in aquatint and lithography, here offered in the more desirable aquantint form..
£5,000