SUECIA, DANIA, ET NORVEGIA, REGNA EUROPAE SEPTENTRIONALE 1635 This is the vast revised edition of Anders Bure's Scandinavian map (1626) published by Dutchman Henricus Hondius in 1635. This picture is of the facsimile map from 1964. Anders Bure (1571-1646), also known as Andreas Bureus, was the founder and developer of Swedish land surveying and cartography. Swedish issues of supremacy and frontier disputes with the neighbouring countries created the necessity for useful maps. Carl IX issued an order in 1603 for the commissioning of a map covering the whole of Scandinavia with Kustaa Adolf supporting the project rather generously. Bure's expansive Orbis Arctoi Nova Et Accurata Delineatio Auctore Andrea Bureo Sueco from 1626 long remained the model and basis for all maps representing the Nordic nations. Bure based his calculations on the doctrines and principles of Gerhard Mercator. His work Orbis Arctoi Imprimisque Regni Sueciae Descriptio, in English the Depiction of the Nordic Countries (1985), has been included as his introduction to the atlas illustrating knowledge on the area. Henricus Hondius (1597-1651), son of Jodocus Hondius, worked for the family business through to 1621 when he opened his own business in Amsterdam. The Hondius family was one of the most renowned cartography families in the world next to the Blaeu family.
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