From: Peter van der Krogt <peter @ vanderkrogt.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005
Subject: [MapHist] North Sea islands: Historical map of Helgoland

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Dear all,
This is the map of Helgoland from Blaeu's Atlas Maior, 1662

The map originally - with title etc. in German - was included in Caspar Danckwerth's Newe Landesbeschreibung der zwey Herzogthümer Schleswig und Holstein, published in Husum in 1652. The author of the maps was Johannes Mejer, who had mapped the duchies between 1638 and 1648.
After Joan Blaeu acquired the copperplates, he altered the copperplate slightly (only the title and scale etc. in Latin instead of German) and included it in the first volume of the Atlas Maior. (the first issues of this atlas include the first state of the map with the German title.

Description from P. van der Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici vol. II, map [1690:2]:

[1690:2.1] Helgoland
[top] Newe | Landtcarte | von der Insull | Helgelandt | Anno 1649 | author | Iohannes Mejer | Husum;
[bottom] HELGELANDT | in annis Christi 800. | 1200 & 1649 / Matthias Vnd Clauss Petersen | G.S. gebr. Husumenss. sculps.
- Dedicated to Eberhardus Weidenkopff and Eilhardus Schachten by the author Johannes Mejer.
- 43 x 27.5 cm.
2:601 (1662ff. Latin): v1B2 47 {4R} 185, v1 58
2:611 (1663ff. French): v1 58 f. t1v xxxviij
2:621 (1664ff. Dutch): v1 58 u xxxix

[1690:2.2] 
[top] HELGELANDIA | aŞ 1649;
[bottom] HELGELANDT | in annis Christi 800. | 1200 & 1649 / Matthias Vnd Clauss Petersen | G.S. gebr. Husumenss. sculps.
- Notes: New Latin titles.
2:601 (1662ff. Latin): v1C 58 s xxxv-xxxvij
2:611 (1663ff. French): v1 58 f. t1v xxxviij
2:621 (1664ff. Dutch): v1 58 u xxxix
2:631 (c. 1670 German): v1 58 blank
2:641-2 (1659-72 Spanish): v1 67 y xLiij

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