Danorum Marca, vel Cimbricum, aut Daniae regnum...

Braun & Hogenberg
Old coloured map of Denmark. Printed in Cologne by Gottfried von Kempen in 1588.

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Gorgeous, old coloured map of Denmark by M. Jordanus from the town book Civitates orbis terrarum by Braun and Hogenberg. Showing Denmark with Holstein and Zealand with Bornholm in the east. Decorated with three cartouches, the coat of arms of Denmark, two whales and a sailing boat. This is the first state. Later the date M.D.LXXXV. in the lower title cartouche was removed.

Dreyer-E., Geschichte, p. 102:

The oldest printed general map of Denmark.

This map is the only map that was bound into the town book of Braun and Hogenberg.


CartographerBraun & Hogenberg
TitleDanorum Marca, vel Cimbricum, aut Daniae regnum...
Publisher, YearGottfried von Kempen, Cologne, 1585 [1588]
Plate Size38.5 x 46.5 cm (15.2 x 18.3 inches)
Sheet Size41.5 x 58.0 cm (16.3 x 22.8 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 4986.1


Small tears in lower and upper centrefold backed, small wormhole in centrefold backed, minor soiling and browning. Very good condition.


Georg Braun, born 1542 and Frans Hogenberg, born around 1536, German publishers and engravers, have issued the famous six volume town book Civitates Orbis Terrarum between 1572 and 1618. The volumes originally published in Latin, follow by German and French translations. The plates passed to Jan Janssonius who reissued the town books in 1657 while removing the costume figures on the plates. Braun died in 1622, Hogenberg in 1588.

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Braun & Hogenberg: Danorum Marca, vel Cimbricum, aut Daniae regnum....
Old coloured map of Denmark. Printed in Cologne by Gottfried von Kempen in 1588.

Denmark - Braun & Hogenberg - Danorum Marca, vel Cimbricum, aut Daniae...

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