Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 12:04:52 +0200
From: Göran Bäärnhielm <Goran.Baarnhielm@KB.SE>
Subject: Schlaraffenland map

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Schlaraffenland map Cartouche of Schlaraffenland map

Schlaraffenland map

The Homann 1716 version of the Schlaraffenland map is put on a website by the University library of Graz, URL:

http://www-ub.kfunigraz.ac.at/sosa/karten/schlaraffia.html

This version is found also in a Seutter atlas at the Royal Library, Stockholm. The map, and the accompanying book by Schnebelin, was eventually translated into Swedish by a clergyman Carl Nyrén in 1789 with several additions of his own, not without talent. In fact, this is a kind of Foolscap map, more exactly a Fool's Profile.

There is (at least) one more version, probably of later date, with an even more debauched cartouche.

I would much appreciate if someone on MapHist could give any clues as to the dating, publication and authorship of this version.

Sincerely

Göran Bäärnhielm, Map curator, The Royal Library, Stockholm, Sweden


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