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BLAEU, J. - Finmarchia.

BLAEU, J. -  Finmarchia.
Finmarchia. - BLAEU, J.
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Title : Finmarchia..
Map maker : BLAEU, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1672.
Size : 15.6 x 21.7 inches. / 39.5 x 55.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :The map of Finnmark and northernmost Lapland based on the Great Scandinavian Atlas of Anders Bure (1626). This map was published in a Spanish text edition of the multi-volume work “Atlas Major” (1662 -1663) by Cornelis and Jean Blaeu.
Anders Bure (1571-1646), also known as Andreas Bureus or Bureaus, was the founder and developer of Swedish land surveying and cartography.
Swedish issues of supremacy and frontier disputes with the neighboring countries created the necessity for useful maps. Carl IX issued an order in 1603 for the commissioning of a map covering the whole of Scandinavia with Kustaa Adolf supporting the project rather generously.
Bure's expansive "Orbis Arctoi Nova Et Accurata Delineatio Auctore Andrea Bureo Sueco" from 1626 long remained the model and basis for all maps representing the Nordic nations. Bure based his calculations on the doctrines and principles of Gerhard Mercator.

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Condition : Paper age-toned. Some oxidation of paper due to offsetting of ink and paint. Text in Spanish on verso.

ID: 30889

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