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Danorum Marca, vel Cimbricum, aut Daniae Regnum.
1588 - Cologne: Braun & Hogenberg, c.1588. Fine original colour. 390 x 470mm. One of the most decorative maps of Denmark, taken from Jordan's map of Denmark of 1585, which includes Schleswig and Holstein. The dedication is to Heinrich, Graf von Rantzau (1526-98), Governor of Holstein, historian and patron of Jordan and Tycho Brahe. He was a regular correspondent with both Gerard Mercator and Braun & Hogenberg: it is this link that accounts for this map being the only country map in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The cartouches, galleons, sea-monsters and allegorical figures make this a classic collector's map.
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps
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