"La Suede, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, Etc. Augmentees de Nouveau", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Northern Europe
Period: 1713 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.6 x 8.8 inches
29.5 x 22.4 cm
This charming and very detailed map of Scandinavia and the Baltic identifies numerous place names, rivers, mountains, and forests. It also shows the "Maelstroom", a notorious current, in a swirling pattern off the Norwegian coast. A small compass rose is placed in the center of the Baltic Sea, and a beautiful, decorative title cartouche completes the composition.
A flawless example. On a sheet of with a coat of arms watermark and remnants of hinge tape on verso.