Nr. 312: Tabula.. Sueciae et Norvegiae

1st state of Claes Jansz Visscher’s map

"Tabula exactissima Regnorum Sueciae et Norvegiae, nec non Maris Universi Orientalis, Terrarumq: adjacentium. Abraham Goos sculpsit. 1630". Map in original colour after Anders Bure, engraved by Abraham Goos and published by Claes Jansz Visscher, Amsterdam 1630 or later. Shows the whole of the Scandinavian peninsula including northern Germany, the Baltic countries and parts of Poland and Russia and is built on the wall map by the Swedish cartographer Anders Bure. The splendid title cartouche in the upper left is surrounded by 30 local Scandinavian coats of arms. (PM) 46 x 55, 5.

First state of this rare map with the engraved date 1630. Cf. Campbell, Cl. J. Visscher, A Hundred Maps Described, map 84 (where C. mainly refers to the later edition of 1656). Verso no text. No centrefold. Full impression with at least small original margins at all sides. Good original colour: The map is coloured in outline and in addition some territories and features are fully coloured. Some staining in parts of the map and margins. A rare specimen; probably a single printed map, published separately.

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