"Sueonie ou Suede, ou sont les Provinces de Uplande, Sudermannie, Westmannie Noricie, Dalecarlie, Gestricie et les Isles d'Aland", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1666 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 16.5 inches
57.2 x 41.9 cm
Handsome map, engraved in Sanson's distinctive style, is centered on Koping and naming Stockholm, Uppsala, and Gavle (Gevalia). The map is bounded by Vattern Lake in the south, a portion of Vanern Lake in the west, to approximately Soderhamn in the north, with some of the Aland islands shown in the east. A dramatic battle scene encloses the title cartouche.
Printed on a strong sheet with original outline color and a little marginal toning. There are two faint spots on either side of the centerfold on the bottom.