Geographiske Chartor öfver Swerige. Utgifvne af Friherre S. G. Hermelin Tredje Afdelningen Svearike. Utsigt of Stockholms Stad. Stockholm 1801.

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Geographiske Chartor öfver Swerige. Utgifvne af Friherre S. G. Hermelin Tredje Afdelningen Svearike. Utsigt of Stockholms Stad. Stockholm 1801.


Decorative and rare view of Stockholm and the harbour. Scarce and highly decorative title page of the Atlas by Samuel Gustav Hermelin (1744-1820) with a large view of Stockholm in the lower part. 'Geografiske chartor öfver Swerige' was the first comprehensive mapping of Sweden and Finland and was published between 1796-1818. Hermelin was an industrialist, diplomat and cartographer and also the first ambassador of Sweden to the United States (Resident Minister) in 1782. Highly decorative panorama of Stockholm signed by Johan Fredrik Martin (1755-1816), known for his hand-colored etched city views.


dated 1801


Martin (1755-1816)

ohann Fredrik Martin (1755–1816) war ein schwedischer Maler und Kupferstecher des 18. Jahrhunderts. Er arbeitete in verschiedenen Medien, insbesondere in den Bereichen Punktierung, Konturätzen und Aquatinta. 1784–87 unternahm Martin mehrere Reisen durch Schweden, um Interessenten zu abonnieren. 1797 veröffentlichte er eine Sammlung von Prospekten über Stockholm, die mit geätzten Konturen angefertigt wurden. Die Konturzeichnungen behandelte er wie Aquarelle und war weit verbreitet. 1805 begann er, diese und ähnliche Zeichnungen in Aquatinta zu entwickeln, und sein großes Werk, Svenska vyer, entstand allmählich. Zu seinen weiteren Werken zählen die gravierten Tafeln zum Schutz von Brands Voyage pittoresque au Cap Nord sowie Tafeln aus Zeichnungen von Louis Masreliez, Landschaftsgemälden seines Bruders Elias und Zeichnungen des Bacchus-Tempels. Er machte auch viele Porträts und Gravuren zu einer Vielzahl von Themen. Martin war technisch sehr geschickt und arbeitete in verschiedenen grafischen Techniken, insbesondere Punktierung, Konturätzen und Aquatinta. Zu seinen Werken gehört die "verschönernde Theateransicht" aus dem Stockholmer Stadtteil Södermalm mit hochkarätigem Publikum, eine aquarellierte Radierung nach einer Zeichnung seines Bruders Elias aus der Zeit um 1790.

Historical Description

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County. Stockholm's location appears in Norse sagas as Agnafit, and in Heimskringla in connection with the legendary king Agne. The earliest written mention of the name Stockholm dates from 1252, by which time the mines in Bergslagen made it an important site in the iron trade. The first part of the name (stock) means log in Swedish, although it may also be connected to an old German word (Stock) meaning fortification. The second part of the name (holm) means islet, and is thought to refer to the islet Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. According to Eric Chronicles the city is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl to protect Sweden from sea invasions made by Karelians after the pillage of Sigtuna on Lake Mälaren in 1187. The strategic and economic importance of the city made Stockholm an important factor in relations between the Danish Kings of the Kalmar Union and the national independence movement in the 15th century. The 17th century saw Sweden grow into a major European power, reflected in the development of the city of Stockholm. After the end of the Great Northern War the city stagnated. Population growth halted and economic growth slowed. The city was in shock after having lost its place as the capital of a Great power. However Stockholm maintained its role as the political centre of Sweden and continued to develop culturally under Gustav III.By the second half of the 19th century, Stockholm had regained its leading economic role. New industries emerged and Stockholm was transformed into an important trade and service centre as well as a key gateway point within Sweden. After the Ice Age, at around 8,000 BC, there had already been vast migrations towards the present-day Stockholm area, but as temperatures dropped, inhabitants moved away towards the South. Thousands of years later, as the ground thawed, the climate became tolerable, and the lands became fertile, some life moved back to the North. At the intersection of the Baltic Sea and lake Mälaren is an archipelago site where the Old Town of Stockholm was first occupied in about 1000 AD by Vikings. Vikings had a positive trade impact on the land because of the trade routes they created.

Dimensions (cm)45 x 40
ConditionPrinted on 9 sheets joined together
TechniqueCopper print


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