6426. Oldest printed map of Denmark 1630ies

Objektsbeskrivning
OLDEST PRINTED MAP OF DENMARK. BRAUN, GEORG - HOGENBERG, FRANS - JORDAN, MARCUS. Danorum Marca, uel Cimbricum, aut Daniae Regnum... Cologne about 1635.

Engraved map with four cartouches, coat-of-arms, sailing ship and sea-beasts. After a drawing by Marcus Jordan who count von Rantzau (the Danish governor in Schleswig-Holstein) commissioned to draw the map. Latin text on verso with page number 25. About 395x470 mm. Some browning and soiling, minor worming near centrefold, upper left and right part, part of left lower corner intact (not broken as in many editions). Some minor dampstains to margins, minor folds, lower corners of margin partly with paperloss.

Bramsen, p. 58-61. Ginsberg p. 105 and image no. 24.9.
This map of Denmark by Marcus Jordan is the only actual map featured in Braun and Hogenberg's atlas Civitates Orbis Terrarum, first published 1588. Rantzau's coat of arms is surrounded by Athena and Ares on the cartouche at bottom right.