Lot 529: Blaeu map of Scandinavia 1640

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:36

Lot 529: Author: Blaeu, Willem; Title: Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia...; Place Published: Amsterdam; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: c.1640; Description: Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline; colored elaborate armorial cartouche. 42.5x53 cm (16¾x20¾").Well-regarded map of the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, 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, containing present day Finland and the Baltic states. The map is filled with details of towns, political boundaries, rivers, and topography. The coats of arms of the three kingdoms are featured within the title cartouche. Latin text on verso. Provenance: P.J. Radford, 1972. Condition: Slight toning and dust-soiling to the map, a bit of rubbing and wear along centerfold, very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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