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Title: Geographiske chartor öfver Swerige. Afd. I-IV. 1796-1812.
Published: Stockholm, 1796-1812

Size: 26.0 x 28.3 inches.
66.0 x 72.0 cm.
Colouring: In original colours.
Condition:  Imperial folio. Engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved title pages with vignette views, 28 old coloured coper engraved maps. Half calf binding by Wahlstrom, 1926.
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This is the beautiful first four parts of Samuel Gustav Hermelins atlas of Sweden and Finland "Geografiske Kartor öfver Swerige". Each of the four title pages have spectacular landscape images or a view of Stockholm, engraved by Fredrik Akrel, a very skilled and productive engraver who later became director of Anders åkermans globe construction shop.
Hermelins atlas was the first comprehensive mapping of Sweden and Finland. An earlier attempt by "Kongl. Landtmäteri Contoiret" in the 18th century, did not manage to cover the entire country.
Samuel Gustav Hermelin launched his major cartographic undertaking as a private citizen. Unfortunately he suffered substantial economic loss. Due to economic difficulties the work, in its later stages, was continued by "Geographisk Inrättning", a private company before the government bought the plates, and the rights, to the work in the 1820s.
The atlas was published 1796-1818. The Finnish part of the atlas was produced a few years before Sweden lost Finland to Russia.

Hermelin (Samuel Gustaf, Baron) was a Swedish cartographer, mineralogist and patriot, born on 4 April 1744 and died in Stockholm on 4 March 1820. He made explorations (1782-1784) in Germany, France, in North America and the British Isles, and on his return he introduced his improvements in the exploitation of mines in Falun. He was quit successful and established factories, sawmills, settled in Norrbotten, brought dry marsh, he build roads and discovered the rich mines Gellivare. He prepare maps and published an "Atlas of Sweden and the Finland (1797-1807)", unfortunately the project failed and only 58 maps were published.

Imperial folio. Graverat huvudtitelblad m. innehållsförteckning (ngt fläckad), 4 graverade deltitelblad. M. vignetter, 28 samtida delvis kolorerade graverade kartor på 30 blad.
Något nött brunt senare (tidigt 1900-tal) hfrbd, marmorerade pärmpapper, guldorn. Rygg.
Följande finns (där ej annat anmärks är kartorna i gott skick, flera med breda marginaler, några är dock vikta, enstaka fläckar ej anmärkta).
Graverat huvudtlbl. Till första delen (daterat 1805, enstaka fläckar, tar inte upp Göta Rike).
Avd. I. .Graverat deltitelblad m. vignette (1797, för norra landsorter), Swerige (1797), Wästerbottn och Svenske Lappmarcken (1796, liten fläck), Ångermanland, Medelpad och Jämtland (1797), Herjeådalen (1797), Gästrikland och Hellsingland (1796).
Avd. II: Graverat deltitelblad m. vignette (1799, för Finland, fuktfläckad i övre yttre höger hörn), Finland (1799,, Uleåborgs höfdingedöme (1798), Wasa höfdingedöme (1798), Åbo och Björneborgs höfdingedöme (1799, något brunfläckad), Nylands och Tavastehus samt Kymmenegårds höfdingedöme (1798), Savolax och Karelen eller Kuopio höfdingedöme (u.å., ngt brunfläckad).Avd. III. Graverat deltitelblad m. vignette (1801, för Svea Rike, vignetten Stockholmsvy av J. F. Martin), Stora Kopparberg (1800), Kopparbergs, Säter, Näsgårds och Wästra Bergslagen (1800), Wästerås höfdingedöme (1800), Upsala höfdingedöme (1801, lagad reva i inre marginal, brunfläckad i övre deloch övre del av yttre marginal), Stockholms höfdingedöme (1802, längre lagad reva i nedre marginal, ngt fläckad), Örebro höfdingedöme (1803, delvis brunfläckad), Nyköpings höfdingedöme (1804, brunfläckad).
Avd. IV: Graverat deltitelblad m. vignette (1807, för Götarike, brunfläckad, förlängd yttermarginal). Götarike (1807, brunfläckad). Carlstads höfdingedöme eller Wermeland (1808, i 2 delar). Göteborgs och Bohus län (1806). Elfsborgs höfdingedöme (1808, liten reva i nedre marginal). Skaraborgs höfdingedöme (1807, nära skuren i övre o. nedre marginal, en del lagade revor o. förstärkningar i marginalerna). Östergötland (1810, ngt nött i vänster marginal, smala marginaler). Halmstads höfdingedöme eller Halland (1807, något veck, några småfläckar). Jönköpings, Kronobergs och Bleking höfdingedömen (1809, skuren i marginalerna, mindre reva). Gotland (1805, nött i marginalerna). Skåne (1812, 2 blad, norra delen loss och itu).

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