"Dania Regnum", Blaeu, (Family)
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.6 x 16.8 inches
52.3 x 42.7 cm
This is a large, attractive map of Denmark and southern Sweden with good detail throughout. Skaneland, the historical region at the southern tip of the Scandinavian peninsula, is part of Denmark here, as the map was not updated to reflect the region's return to Sweden after the 1658 Treaty of Roskilde. The map is adorned with five sailing ships and a title cartouche featuring the Danish coat of arms supported by the traditional woodwoses. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-55.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1500:2.
Light toning and scattered foxing with two tears that extend 4" and 2" into the image at top closed on verso with archival material.