Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 1482-1601
William B. Ginsberg
This is the first cartobibliography of the northern regions. Each and every
woodblock and copperplate
map of the area published during the selected time period is illustrated and discussed in a separate entry.
|Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 1482-1601, the
first scholarly cartobibliography of the far north, presents a thorough
survey of the subject. Each woodblock and copperplate map of the region
is described in an illustrated entry that discusses the cartographer,
publishing history, and cartography of the map. To the extent practicable,
all states, variants, and editions of the maps have been identified and
differentiated. The inclusion of contemporary related maps and later
derivations in the essays contributes to the context and completeness
of the entries.
Map collectors, dealers, specialists, enthusiasts, and readers with connections to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, or Iceland will find Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic a valuable reference. It is a must for those interested in early printing, the development of cartography, and polar exploration.The 232-page hardcover volume has more than 180 illustrations, many in color, including several rare and uncommon maps. Special features, such as the first translation into English of the Opera Breve of Olaus Magnus, a chart of map lineages, and algorithms for identifying editions of the maps of Scandinavia by Münster and Ortelius enhance its value as a reference work.
Printed maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 1482-1601 is also available in a deluxe slip-cased collector's edition limited to 100 numbered copies.
|Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic is
a necessary addition to any researcher's collection, providing both reliable
descriptive information and readable map reproductions.
Dr. John R. Hébert, Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress
|IT'S FINALLY HERE!
This fully illustrated book, with its thorough and clear presentation, is intended for the experienced collector as well as for anyone with a general interest in maps and Nordic history.
Pål Sagen, Kunstantikvariat PAMA
An outstanding cartobibliography! Ginsberg combines the passion of the collector with the intellect and care of the scholar.
Jeremy Pool, MapRecord Publications