Blaeu, Johannes

1640

Antique map of the Danish Island of Fyn in the Baltic Sea

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Fionia vulgo Funen

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Price includes shipping. Antique map of Fyn ( Funen ) in Denmark. Coverage includes the islands of Fyn ( Funen ), Denmark's third largest island; Langeland; Aeroe / Ærø ( Arr ) ; Als ( Alsen ); and the Western coast of Zeeland. Key cities noted include Odense ( Ottonia or Odensee ); Nyborg; Nackeby; Bogense ( Bowens ); and Hinsgagel, just below Middelfart. To the south lies the Baltic Sea ( Mare Balticum ). Dozens of smaller islands are each colored and are named, most encircling the island of Fyn.

This mid-seventeenth century copper-plate engraved map is characterized by beautiful flowing calligraphy, a vertical mileage scale, French text on the verso, and a title cartouche with two cow-herds surrounded by a herd of cattle. Three small ships under sail fill in the empty areas of the sea. Within the islands, numerous, villages, hills, lakes, rivers are identified by name. Created by prolific Dutch cartographer J. Blaeu from Amsterdam ca. 1640.

CREATOR: Blaeu, Johannes

PUBLICATION DATE: 1640

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Denmark

BODY OF WATER: Baltic Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Attractive specimen on strong, chain-laid paper. Moderately age toned. Slight foxing. Adequate margins of about 5/16 inches. Two repaired marginal tears outside the neatline. Trace of a binder's stub on the verso.

COLORING: Later careful outline hand color.

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SIZE: 20 " x 16 "

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