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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

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112 45 Stockholm
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Price: EUR 650,00

[Map. Gulf of Finland] Åkerman, Anders

(..) Sinum Finnicum eller hydrographisk charta öfver Finska Wiken sammandragen och till en scala reducerad af And. Åkerman graveur wid Kongl. Wetensk. Soc. i Upsala 1768.

2 map leaves each measuring 55 x 74 cm. Plate marks 48 x 66,5 and 49 x 67 cm.

Good margins. Rough edges with a couple of tears and creases. A few ugly stains. Many small creases in the map areas. A long repaired tear. Not the best copy.

A spectacular map in two leaves covering the Gulf of Finland from Dagö to St. Petersburg including Helsinki and Reval (Talinn) and all the places on the coasts of Estonia, Finland and Russia. It was drawn by the engraver and globe maker Anders Åkerman. He founded a globe factory in Upsala in 1759 which operated until his death in 1778 when it moved to Stockholm. The globes were quite accurate and the plan was to create a lucrative export business, which in the end unfortunatelly failed. Domestically it worked better and a large portion of the estates in the country acquired a pair of the Åkerman globes (terrestrial and celestial). In 1768 Åkerman published Atlas Juvenilis, a very handsome school atals, issued in several editions throughout the 18th and early 19th century. The present map of the Gulf of Finland is a classic swedish map rarity. Always sought after by the collectors.

Item No: 3989
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