Auction 136, Lot 499

"Sueciae Magnae, Totius Orbis Regni Antiquissimi Hodierna in Sex Principales Suas Partes", Valck, Gerard and Leonard

Subject: Sweden, Finland & Baltics

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 23.4 inches
48.8 x 59.4 cm

This is a Valk family map showing Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. It depicts a significantly contracted Swedish Empire having suffered defeats against both Norway and Russia over the previous century. The most notable battle was fought against Peter the Great at Poltava in 1709 resulting in the end of Swedish dominance in the region.


Condition: A

Very good original color with a minor separation of the fold at left, which has been repaired with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/1/2011