Attractive early important map of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Shows rivers and mountains and names numerous cities. The map is based on Mercator's fifteen-sheet map of Europe dated 1554, which was revised in 1572. Mercator's map became the standard map of Scandinavia for most subsequent maps of the area. The map is adorned with a handsome strapwork cartouche and a stippled sea.
Printed after Jodocus Hondius' purchase of the Mercator business in 1604. The map itself is identical in all editions, but with text variants verso. This copy from the French issue 1613.
Good Full Original Colour. Wide margins.Light age pleasant age toning
Very Good condition.
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Ref: Ref: Ginsberg #34.0; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1210:1A.
William B. Ginsberg "Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic 1482 - 1601" Entry 34, Benedicte Gamborg Briså "Northward Bound at The Far Edge Of The World" Nordkappmuseet 2010, page 39 illustrated)