Old Map of Denmark by Visscher, 1690: Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Malmö, Wadden Sea National Park
Old Map of Denmark by Visscher, 1690: Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Malmö, Wadden Sea National Park
Old Map of Denmark by Visscher, 1690: Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Malmö, Wadden Sea National Park
Old Map of Denmark by Visscher, 1690: Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Malmö, Wadden Sea National Park

Old Map of Denmark by Visscher, 1690: Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Malmö, Wadden Sea National Park

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Step back in time with this meticulously detailed map of Denmark, 'Regni Daniae: Novissima et accuratissima tabula', created by the esteemed Nicolaes Visscher II in 1690. Translated into English, the title of this map reveals its extensive coverage: 'The Kingdom of Denmark: The Newest and Most Accurate Map'. Visscher, a renowned cartographer from the Dutch Golden Age, presents a fascinating historical perspective on the region, providing a snapshot of Denmark and its surroundings during a period of great change and exploration.

The map prominently features the city of Gothenburg, situated on the west coast of Sweden. Known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards, Gothenburg was a significant maritime city during the time of this map's creation. The Danish capital, Copenhagen, is also displayed in detail, offering a historical look at one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Further south, the map showcases the city of Hamburg, a key member of the medieval Hanseatic League and a major port city in northern Germany. Across the Øresund strait, Malmö is also highlighted, a city that has historically served as a crucial link between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.

Finally, the map illustrates the Wadden Sea National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its unique tidal flats system. This inclusion speaks to the map's comprehensive nature, capturing not only urban settlements but also significant natural landmarks. This 'Regni Daniae: Novissima et accuratissima tabula' map is a testament to Visscher's cartographic skills and a remarkable artifact of historical geography.

Some of the significant locations shown on this map:


  • Copenhagen: The capital of Denmark, known as 'København' in Danish. It was a major center of commerce during the Danish Golden Age.
  • Aarhus: Known historically as 'Århus', it is one of the oldest cities in Denmark and was a significant cultural and economic hub.
  • Odense: The birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, it was a bustling city with a rich history dating back to the Viking Age.
  • Aalborg: Known for its Renaissance architecture and historical importance as a harbor during the Middle Ages.
  • Esbjerg: Although it was officially founded in 1868, there were settlements in the area dating back to the 16th century.


  • Gothenburg: Known as 'Göteborg', it was a major seaport and was heavily influenced by the Dutch, Germans, and Scots who settled there.
  • Malmö: A significant city in the province of Scania, it was an important link between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe.
  • Helsingborg: A city with a strategic location at the narrowest part of the Øresund strait, it was historically known as 'Hälsingborg'.
  • Lund: Known for Lund University, one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe, and its impressive Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
  • Uppsala: Home to Uppsala University, the oldest university in Scandinavia, and the Uppsala Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia.


  • Hamburg: A key member of the medieval Hanseatic League and a major port city in northern Germany.
  • Lübeck: Known as the 'Queen of the Hanseatic League', it was a major trading center in the Middle Ages.
  • Rostock: A significant center for maritime industries, it was one of the first members of the Hanseatic League.
  • Kiel: Known for its university and its important shipbuilding industry.
  • Flensburg: The northernmost town in Germany, it was a major trading post and member of the Hanseatic League.

Notable Natural Landmarks

  • Wadden Sea National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage site known for its unique tidal flats system.
  • The Jutland Peninsula: The mainland part of Denmark, known for its heathland and sand dunes.
  • The Øresund strait: A significant waterway connecting the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
  • The North Sea: A major body of water that played a crucial role in trade and exploration during the Age of Sail.
  • The Baltic Sea: An important maritime route for trade, exploration, and cultural exchange during the Middle Ages.

Notable Historical Events (1600-1690)

  • The Kalmar War (1611-1613): A conflict between Denmark-Norway and Sweden over control of the Øresund strait and other territories.
  • The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648): A major conflict involving various European powers, with significant battles and events taking place in the region.
  • The Scanian War (1675-1679): A conflict between Sweden and Denmark-Norway over control of Scania and other territories.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm), 40x50in (102x127cm), 48x60in (122x153cm) and 56x70in (142x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90in (229cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my collection of the best old maps of Europe and European cities to see if something else catches your eye.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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