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Le Royaume de Danemark Subdivisé en ses Principales Provinces…

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Article ID EUS3869
Artist Jaillot/ Sanson (1632-1712)
Alexis Hubert Jaillot ( 1632 -1712) was one of the most important French cartographers of the 17th century. In 1665 he married the daughter of the cartographer family Berey. After the death of his brother-in-law, Nicolas II Berey (1640–1667), he bought from his sister–in–law the Berey map collection. This was the beginning of his career as a publisher. Later, in 1670, he had a partnership with Nicolas Sanson's son and re-published and re-engraved many of his maps. The atlases and maps mainly have been printed by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam and Paris.
Title Le Royaume de Danemark Subdivisé en ses Principales Provinces…
Year ca. 1692
Description Map shows total Denmark with Jutland, Funen, Zealand, Lolland-Falster, Bornholm, etc. and the traditional provinces of Sweden Halland, Scania, Blekinge and the Dutsch of Holstein it's was the northernmost state of the Holy Roman Empire, located in the present German state of Schleswig-Holstein. With two beautiful cartouches.  
Halland is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden on the western coast of Sweden. It borders Västergötland, Småland, Scania and the sea of Kattegat. Until 1645 and the Second Treaty of Brömsebro, it was part of the Kingdom of Denmark.
Denmark  officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and a sovereign state. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway,and bordered to the south by Germany. The tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands (Zealand) and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic. Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal Jutes. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. Denmark, Sweden and Norway were ruled together under the Kalmar Union, established in 1397 and ending with Swedish secession in 1523. Denmark and Norway remained under the same monarch until outside forces dissolved the union in 1814. The union with Norway made it possible for Denmark to inherit the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.  
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)58 x 86,5
ConditionPrinted on 2 sheets joined together, fold restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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