Map of the Northern Realms Including the Kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden, Norway
This map of the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden is by the French cartographer Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726). The son of a geographer, de L’Isle began working in the field of cartography at a young age. In addition to learning from his father, he studied mathematics and astronomy with the Italian astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712). This training led de L’Isle to produce scientifically accurate maps. In 1718, he became the official geographer to the king. De L’Isle’s maps continued the trend in French cartography, begun by Nicolas Sanson (1600-67), toward prizing accuracy over aesthetics.
Jean Cóvens and Corneille Mortier, Amsterdam
Title in Original Language
Carte des courones du nord qui comprend les royaumes de Danemark, Suede, & Norwege
Type of Item
1 map : color ; 48 x 61 centimeters
Last updated: January 25, 2012