1640 W. Blaeu - Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia
SOLD: W. Blaeu's attractive mid-17th century map of Scandinavia
Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia
Amsterdam, c. 1640
42.5 x 53 cm (16¾ x 20¾ in)
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.
Slight toning and dust-soiling to the map, a bit of rubbing and wear along centerfold, very good.
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