(Click the thumb nail to see a larger image)

Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1715Dahlberg, EricStockholmGenuina Delineatio Geometrica Nobilissimae Insulae et Sedis Regiae veterum Gothorum Biörköö ....$150 Picture

A copper plate engraved map.

Size: 9 3/4 inches X 12 3/4 inches to the neat line.

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior, clean copy with wide margins

Count Erik Dahlberg, a military man and engineer was born Stockholm, Sweden, and intensely studied mathematics, architecture, perspective and map drawing. He rose to the level of titled nobility due to his military abilities. In He was best known for compiling the impressive collection of drawings called Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna, or Ancient and Modern Sweden, from which this map is taken.

The title of this map is translated "A true to life geometric depiction of the very famed island and the ancient royal residency of Björkö, situated in the very famous Lake Mälaren, here correctly shown as it appears today." One of the oldest cities in Sweden, Birka was an important Viking trading center which handled goods from Scandinavia as well as Central and Eastern Europe and the Orient.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 1 Page 326, Dalhberg, Erik, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

© 2015, Beaux Arts, Dallas, Texas. All Rights Reserved.
Antique Maps ~ Old Maps ~ Collectible Maps ~ Historical Maps