Chart of the Gulf of Finland – Het Wterste ofte oosterste Deel van de Oster Zee, Beslooten tegens Russlandt Lijflandt, Oost Finlandt

by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer

Detail

Date of first edition: 1584

Date of this edition: 1600

Dimensions (not including margins): 33 x 51 cm

Condition: Excellent. Old coloring.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: text in French

Map reference: Koeman IV, Wag 35b

From: Le nouveau mirroir des voyages et navigations. Jean Bellère, Antwerpen, 1600. Koeman Wag 11A

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41007
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A surprising map

This chart ( = a sea map ) shows the extreme east of the Gulf of Finland, showing East Finlandt, Ruslandt and Lyflandt. Top left (northeast) is controversial Wijburgh (Vyborg), which became Russian since 1944 (after Soviet invasion), together with the entire Karelian Isthmus between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga, Russian. The top right is located Duitzsche Narwa. In 1346 the Danish rulers sold the city to the Teutonic Knights, hence the name. In 1492 Ivan III (“the Great”) built across the River Narva the town “Iwangorod” (on the map marked with the name Iwangrot.

More or less lands in the middle of the map lies Hooge island is (Hogland), the largest island in the Finnish Golf and now an advanced Russian naval base. Other toponyms are much harder recognizable Kiuaneb was Finnish Kivineppa located on the Karelian isthmus, and is currently called Pervomayskoye. Further: Telsborchis possibly Kunda in Estonia; and in Finland Reisanburg and Vekelax maybe are respectively Hamina and Valkeala.

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