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Fordna och Närvarande Sverige af Thersner.  Skåne.
Fordna och Närvarande Sverige af Thersner. Skåne.
[n.d., c.1823.]
Oblong folio, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards with red morocco gilt title label on front; pp. (vi), 61 aquatint plates (as called for in index), pp. 114 (descriptions of plates in Swedish & French. Spine slightly rubbed, lacking three engraved frontispieces.
The first volume of the monumental 'Fordna och närvarande Sverige - La Suede Ancienne et Moderne' (Sweden Ancient and Modern), a set of twelve volumes of views by Ulrik Thersner (1779-1828), eventually completed in 1867. This tome contains views of Skåne (Scania), most engraved by Carl Fredrik Akrell (17791868) with dates 1819-23. After Thersner's death the series was continued by his widow and his daughter Thora (1818-67), who lithographed many of her father's drawings for the later volumes.
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