"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
19.3 x 23.4 inches
49 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.
Full original color with minor printer's ink residue and professional repairs to short centerfold separations at right and left and to a tear that just enters the map border at top right.