Highly detailed town plan of Copenhagen, with a gorgeous large panorama of the city at the bottom of the map. One of the best-published maps in a commercial atlas of the 19th century which provides an excellent birdseye view.
In 1837 Copenhagen was entering the Danish Golden Age after a series of unfortunate and unwarranted British attacks during the first decade of the century. Copenhagen rebuilt in a Neoclassical style, but remained small and agrarian, as evidenced by the abundance of farmland on the map and the windmills throughout the panorama. The city would not extend beyond its ramparts until 1848.
Many of the landmarks of old Copenhagen can be seen throughout the map and panorama. The exceptionally preserved Kastellet lies at the entrance to the city, while the Church of Our Saviour is visible in the panorama with its infamous helical spire inverted. An interesting map of Copenhagen still in its agrarian age.