The kingdom of Denmark after the Great Northern War.
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This beautiful copperplate engraved map was published in Nuremberg by Johann Baptiste Homann around 1730. It shows the Kingdom of Denmark situated between the North and Baltic Seas. About a decade earlier, the end of the Great Northern War saw Denmark relinquish territorial claims on the European continent and Swedish coast, reducing the nation to its depicted size.
Original color, applied by hand, distinguishes the various duchies and islands that comprise the kingdom. Pictorial elements identify geographic features like mountains and forests and a variety of toponyms label an interesting mix of places throughout the image. It was a largely agricultural community, as reflected by the decorative title cartouche in the upper right.
A variety of draft animals and livestock are overseen by two crudely dressed men wielding clubs. These are the woodwose, or wild men, that play a prominent role in Scandinavian mythology and can still be found on the Royal Danish Coat of Arms today.
Publication Date: c. 1730
Author: Johann Baptiste Homann
Sheet Width (in): 23.75
Sheet Height (in): 21
Condition Description: Moderate toning and spotting visible in the margins, along with some wear to the outer edges of the sheet. The image is clean and shows a nice impression with original hand color.
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