Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia


Attractive mid-17th century map of Scandinavia

Cartographer(s): Willem Blaeu
Date: 1640
Place: Amsterdam
Coloring: Hand color
Dimensions: 42.5 x 53 cm (16.75 x 20.75 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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SKU: NL-00028 Category:


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.


Willem Blaeu

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) founded one of history’s greatest cartographic publishing firms in 1599. This map is indicative of the duplication by the firms of Blaeu and Hondius/Jansson. In this case, Blaeu has copied a Janssonius map of 1637.

Condition Description

Slight toning and dust-soiling to the map, a bit of rubbing and wear along centerfold.