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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

Sankt Göransgatan 98
112 45 Stockholm
+46-73-775 93 29

Maps & Atlases / Maps

Price: EUR 90,00

Ljunggren, Gustaf

Karta öfver staden Karlskrona med dertill lydande egor (..).

Meyer & Köster Lit. Atel. Göteborg. Ad. Bonniers förlag. 1855. 61,5 x 49 cm. Hand coloured lithograph.

Some brown spots. A few tears and creases in the margins.

A beautiful map of of the naval town of Karlskrona and its environs.You can clearly see the docks for the war ships and other military installations. The map has an inset of the central parts of town complete with an index of important buildings and street names. Also, insets of the outlaying areas Fattiglyckan and Borgmästareängen. The map has tables showing the distribution of land and population (mankön/ kvinnokön). It was published for "Atlas öfver Sveriges Städer" (Atlas of Swedish Towns) in 1862, containing 89 maps. Gustaf Ljunggren started to work on the atlas in the early 1850s. In 1855 the publishing house Bonniers bought the rights and continued the work under Ljunggrens superintendence. The same year, some of the maps were awarded at the World Exposition in Paris. The government supported the project by guaranteeing a purchase of 1.300 copies of each map. All the maps were coloured by "Koloröser", women cololorists, in a a wonderful mild tone.

Item No: 3863