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Stock# 56046
Description

Nice example of Faden's double-page engraved map of Rugen and Swedish Pomerania, a Dominion under the Swedish Crown from 1630 to 1815, which was situated on what is now the Baltic coast of Germany and Poland.

The map includes an inset town plan of Stralsund dated 1803.

A detailed and evidently quite rare map; the last example to appear in Old Maps was in 1997.

The map was published by Faden's successor, James Wyld, under the title "The Prussian Government of Stralsund".

William Faden

William Faden (1749-1836), was a prominent London mapmaker and publisher. He worked in close partnership with the prolific Thomas Jeffreys from 1773 to 1776. In 1783, Faden assumed ownership of the Jeffreys firm and was named Geographer to the King in the same year. Faden specialized in depictions of North America and also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts. After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice.

Condition Description
Minor offsetting.
William Faden Biography

William Faden (1749-1836) was a prominent London mapmaker and publisher. He worked in close partnership with the prolific Thomas Jeffreys from 1773 to 1776. In 1783, Faden assumed ownership of the Jeffreys firm and was named Geographer to the King in the same year. Faden specialized in depictions of North America and also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts. After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice.