Johan Jacob Bruun
(b. Slagelse 1715, d. Hillerød 1789)
Novus Atlas Daniæ eller Prospecter af alle Hoved- og Kiöbstæderne [...]. 1ste Tome af Siælland. Cph 1761. Oblong folio. With 50 engraved plates + “Fortale and Fortegnelse”, folded. 13 of the prints with the autograph of J.J. Bruun on verso. One plate with repairs. Bound in cont. half calf. Binding with signs of wear due to age and use.
The important topographical work “Novus Atlas Daniæ” was published by the Danish painter Johan Jacob Bruun in 1761–64. Unfortunately he could never afford to finish the work. After his death in 1789 the engraver G.L. Lahde (1780–1833) bought the plates and reissued the work in 1799 and 1805.