Leen Helmink Antique Maps & Atlases


van Loon - Sueden

Certificate of Authentication

This is to certify that the item illustrated and described below is a genuine and
original antique map or print that was published on or near the given date.

Dr Leendert Helmink, Ph.D.

Antique map of Sweden, Finland, Baltic by van Loon

Johannes van Loon

First Published

Amsterdam, 1661

This edition



42.5 x 54.0 cms


Copper engraving

Stock number





Johannes van Loon's very rare sea chart of Sweden and Finland.

All charts by Joannes van Loon's Sea Atlas are of exceptional rarity.

Johannes van Loon (1611-1686)

"Joannes van Loon was an accomplished mathematician and astronomer. His first cartographic involvements were with Theunis Jacobsz during the 1640s. From 1650 he worked with Joannes Janssonius, engraving amongst other worksthe plates for his Celestial Atlas by Cellarius, 1660.

In 1661 he published his first work with his brother, Gillis; the 'Zee Atlas' contained thirty-five maps. In 1666 the plates were Jan Jansson van Waesberge, with whom he then co-published the atlas. This edition was expanded to forty-seven maps, and by 1676 there were fifty."