Scarce engraved town plan of Stockholm and environs by one of Sweden's greatest mapmakers, Georg Biurman.
Georg Biurman (1700-1755), was a Swedish surveyor and engraver at the old land survey office in Stockholm. He became known for a wide range of detailed mapping over Stockholm and Sweden as well as a travel guide that was published in 1742. In the 1730s, Biurman became the head of the printing company that was established at the land survey at Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2 in Stockholm.
The map is a part of a work by Kongl. Landtmäteri Contoiret and its associates published in the years 1739-1793, covering parts of Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States.
Biurman also produced a more specific map of Stockholm which we have had once before: www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/55264
The map is quite rare, this being the first time we have had the map.
Georg Biurman was a Swedish surveyor and engraver in Stockholm.
Biurman is best known for a his series of separately published maps of Stockholm and Sweden, as well as a travel guide that was published in 1742.
In the 1730s, Biurman became head of the printing house that was established at the surveyor at Västra Trädgårdsgatan 2 in Stockholm.
Biurman's travel guide received its privilege to published his travel guide in 1742, which was the first official travel guide following the guide published by Peter Warnmarck in 1709. Biurman's book was published in four supplemented editions, the last in 1776. The guide contains two maps, which include accurate information about roads, inns, cities and other towns and distances from Stockholm and between towns along the main roads throughout the country.
Biurman produced a map of Sweden including Finland, several landscape maps, several maps of Stockholm , including one with the city's surroundings, a Kungsholm map and a Mälaren map.