Plate Books / Views & Topography

Price: EUR 1200,00

[Plate book] Thersner, U.

Fordna och Närvarande Sverige (..) [Utsigter af] Upland / [Vues D´Uplande]

Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Deleen. 1824-1827. Folio. Ca. 44 x 60 cm. Parts I-V. Part II lacks the wrapper. Part I: Front wrapper (pasted at the front of an original card board portfolio) + 4 plates + 4 text leaves (bound into the portfolio); Part II: (No wrapper) 4 plates + 4 text leaves (bound into the portfolio); Part III: wrapper + 4 plates + 4 text leaves; Part IV: 4 plates + 4 text leaves; Part V: 4 plates + 4 text leaves. Present are the 5 first parts (containing 20 aquatint plates) to the Upland volume. Another 20 plates to Upland were published in lithography. They are not present here.

Original green/gray card board portfolio with the front of the first wrapper pasted at the front board. The contents of the first and second wrappers are bound into the portfolio. The remaining three wrappers with contents lay loose in the portfolio. The wrappers have decorative printed titles at the front. The province of Upland and part numbers are written by hand at the front of the wrappers. A few spots and creases to the portfolio. A few tears at the spine and at the flap. Small loss at the lower spine. A few creases and spots to the wrappers. A few spots, stains and some browning to the margins of some of the plates and text leaves. Slight damp stain in the margins to many of the plates and text leaves. A few plates and text leaves with fraying and small tears to the margins. One plate with two small holes in the margins and some repaired damage at the upper margin. Clean images. A very nice set.

A very rare set of original wrappers with mostly uncut text and plates belonging to one of the most sought after volumes of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and present Sweden) - Upland. The plates shows country estates in their natural settings. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. The text is in French and Swedish. Almost all of these beautiful wrappers were thrown away a long time ago by the bookbinders and the plates and text were cut to fit appropriate bindings. Some lucky coincident made the present wrappers survive. This is the third, free standing, volume of the monumental topographical work "Fordna och närvarande Sverige" wnich was published 1817-1867 in 12 volumes containing 367 plates altogether. The first two volumes (Skåne and Östergötland) were executed entierly in aquatint, as were the early parts of the third and fourth volumes (Upland and Södermanland). When the original creator Ulric Thersner died in 1828 the aquatint technique were abandoned and lithography were adopted for the execution of the rest of the work. At that time both the provinces of Upland and Södermanland were under production, which explains why these volumes have plates both in aquatint and lithography.

Item No: 946