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Rare engraved map of Sweden published by Nils Marelius in Stockholm, circa 1778.

The map focuses on southern Sweden north to Gafle. The map includes a detailed key differentiating towns and geographical features.

The map is labeled and colored by historical province.

The map was engraved by Carl Bergquist (1711-1781) and Fredrik Akrel (1784-1804).


We locate examples at the National Library of Sweden, Royal Danish Library, Harvard University, Biblioteca Nacional de Espana, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Klassik, University of Bern, and Technische Universitiat Bergakademie.

Nils Marelius Biography

Marelius is considered Sweden's foremost cartographer before the 19th century,

Nils Marelius first worked at the the Swedish Surveying and Mapping Office in 1734.  He became an assistant surveyor in 1747 and later an engineer, working his way up to director in 1781.

Marelius authored and nd published a number of important maps and cartographic surveys.

Marelius  became a member of the Academy of Sciences in 1769.