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MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J. - Suecia et Norvegia cum confiniis.

MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J. -  Suecia et Norvegia cum confiniis.
Suecia et Norvegia cum confiniis. - MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J.
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Title : Suecia et Norvegia cum confiniis..
Map maker : MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1630.
Size : 14.3 x 18.7 inches. / 36.2 x 47.6 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :One of the oldest foreign maps of Scandinavia was designed by Lieven Algoet, a poet, calligrapher and cartographer from Ghent, who died in 1547. Mercator's map has the same configuration for Norway and Sweden with the typical exaggerated bay of the Trondheim Fjord, the same mountain range running through the axis of the peninsula, the same lake and islands and practically identical place-names to go with it.
On the other hand Mercator disposed of better information than Algoet, which also showed in the map image: an improved form for the White Sea, Finland and the East Baltic regions.
Condition : A good and strong impression. Paper slightly browned. Repair of split lower part center fold. Altogether in very good condition.

ID: 35490

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