Auction 149, Lot 457

"Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia...", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 16.7 inches
53.1 x 42.4 cm

This fine map depicts the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, whose coats of arms are featured within the title cartouche. The map is 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. The map extends to present day Finland and the Baltic states, and is filled with details of towns, political boundaries, rivers, and topography. This is the first state with French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1210:2.

Condition: A

A nice impression with original color that has been partially refreshed and faint damp stains in bottom blank margin that just enter map border in a few spots.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 5/21/2014