Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 12:04:52 +0200
From: Göran Bäärnhielm
Subject: Schlaraffenland map

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Schlaraffenland map

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

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.


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

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