- Date: 1719
- Condition: AA
- Colour: Outline colour
- Size (cm): approx. 16.5 x 22.2
Publication: Le nouveau et curieaux Atlas Geographique et Historique, ou Le Divertissement des Empereurs, Roy et Princes...., a Paris chez Chiquet, Rue S. Jacques au Grand S. Henry.
An attractive map of Sweden showing its provinces in outline, includings present day Finland, Latvia and Estonia. In the middle of the 17th century Carl Gustav XI almost managed to make the Baltic Sea his own private lake. The title cartouch depicting a barrel of gunpowder, cannonballs and other military equipment says it all. A list of the kings of Sweden are shown in the upper right hand corner. Unusually, included with the map is an additional explanatory sheet of the engraving.
Jacques Chiquet (1673 - 1721). French cartographer. He only published two work: a small atlas, called Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique and an atlas of France called Noveau Atlas Francais. Both were published in 1719. Chiquet died shortly after publishing these atlases consequently his works are rare. According to its title, this atlas was intended for the entertainment of emperors, kings, and princes!
The map is in good condition and comes with a page of text that describes the topography of the area. There is some minor browning at the top of both sheets.