1640 W. Blaeu - Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia

SOLD: W. Blaeu's attractive mid-17th century map of Scandinavia

Title:

Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia

Map maker:

Willem Blaeu

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, c. 1640

Dimensions:

42.5 x 53 cm (16¾ x 20¾ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

Well-regarded map of the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, attributed to Anders Bure (1571-1646), a Swedish cartographer and mathematician. Bure, also known as Andreas Bureus, is best known for his 6-sheet map of Scandinavia and for serving as the first director of the Swedish land survey.

The Kingdom of Sweden is shown at its largest extent, containing present day Finland and the Baltic states. The map is filled with details of towns, political boundaries, rivers, and topography.

The coats of arms of the three kingdoms are featured within the title cartouche.

Latin text on verso.

CONDITION NOTES

Slight toning and dust-soiling to the map, a bit of rubbing and wear along centerfold, very good.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00028

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