Maps and Mapping of Norway, 1602-1855
William B. Ginsberg
This is the first cartobibliography of the country. Every map of Norway
published during the selected time period is illustrated and discussed in a separate entry.
|Maps and Mapping of Norway, 1602-1855, the first scholarly cartobibliography
of the country, presents a thorough and systematic survey of the subject.
Each map is described in an illustrated entry that discusses the cartographer,
publishing history, and content of the map. To the extent practicable,
all states, variants, and editions of the maps have been identified and
differentiated. A number of them are recorded for the first time.
The book succeeds and complements the author’s previous cartobibliography, Printed Maps of Scandinavia and the Arctic, 1482-1601, in several respects. It begins in 1602, with the first printed map of Norway, the miniature map by Barent Langenes published by Cornelis Claesz in Leiden, and focuses on a single Scandinavian country. By carrying the story just past 1850, the author captures the mapping of Norway, especially by Norwegians, that blossomed during the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Three essays—on county, route, and local maps—explore the richness of maps of Norway beyond the formal boundaries of the cartobibliography.
With 332 pages and more than 300 illustrations, including many rare and uncommon maps, Maps and Mapping of Norway is a treat for the eye as well as for the mind. Sure to become a standard reference, this valuable and useful work belongs on the bookshelves of map collectors, dealers, specialists, enthusiasts, and readers with connections to Norway and Scandinavia.
Maps and Mapping of Norway, 1602-1855 is also available in a deluxe slip-cased collector's edition limited to 100 numbered copies. .