"Nortcaep", Langenes, Barent
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Thresor de Chartes
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm
A charming miniature map of Scandinavia with north oriented to the right. Detail is confined to the coastlines, particularly around the Baltic Sea, here called Oost Zee. French text on verso.
The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.
References: Ginsberg, #45; King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #1210:341.
A nice impression with light toning, a small worm hole along the bottom edge of the sheet, and marginal soiling.