Chiquet’s Map of NorwaySKU: 9077
Chiquet’s Map of Norway
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22 x 16.5 cm
Le Royaume de Norwege divisé en ses cinq Principaux Gouvernements
Copper engraving, 22 x 16.5 cm, original hand colour in outline, blank verso. Norway was restored as a kingdom in 1661, albeit in union with Denmark. The table top left lists ancient kings of Norway, next to a vignette which probably depicts whaling. Our map was published in Chiquet’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas géographique et historique ...’.
Chiquet (1673-1721) was a relatively successful Parisian engraver, print- and map-seller. He published Antoine Menard’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas’ in 1711, and reprinted it with Menard’s name burnished from the plate and replaced with his own and a new date, 1719, as here.