This is a magnificent double-page map of northern Scandinavia with a brilliant figurative armorial cartouche dedicating the map to Charles XII, King of Sweden. The map is filled with a plathora of detail of the topography, rivers, lakes, and towns, cities and villages. The topography is based on Delisle's map. From Elwe's monumental 'Atlas'.
1792 Elwe Map of Northern Scandinavia
Carte des Courones du Nord Dediee Autres Puissant et Tres Invincible Prince Charles XII Roy de Suede, des Gots et des Vandales Grande Duc de Finlande &c.
Map Maker Specifics
J Elwe, 1792, Amsterdam
17.5 X 24 in. plus margins
Good-fair. On laid watermarked paper. Marginal staining and damp staining into the lower and top portions of the map's issued centerfold area. Marginal pencil notations. Nice original hand-color.