Daniae regni typum potentissimo Invictissimoque D. Christiano, Daniae, Norvegiae, Gotthorum Vandalorum Regi lubens offert
- Daniae regni typum potentissimo Invictissimoque D. Christiano, Daniae, Norvegiae, Gotthorum Vandalorum Regi lubens offert
- Title (alt.):
Collection of old maps
Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, was based on a 12th-century tale. The story tells of a prince who seeks revenge for his father's murder by his uncle, and in doing so delves into deep psychological territory. This negativity is echoed in Marcellus' line "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark," and in Hamlet's own words as he states "The time is out of joint" in another scene. During Shakespeare's era, Denmark's class structure had extreme differences between nobility and peasantry. Such disparity is demonstrated in this 1629 map, where men and women from differing social groups are illustrated in characteristic dress.
- Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664
- Keere, Pieter van den, 1571-ca. 1646
- Name on Item:
Ioannes Ianssonius ; P. Kaerius Caelavit.
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Denmark--Maps--Early works to 1800
Ioannes Ianssonius excud
Map of Denmark.
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes eight city views and ten costume figures in the margins.
Exhibited: "Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2016-2017.
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Part of composite portfolio atlas with title "Collection of old maps."
- 1 map ; 35 x 44 cm, on sheet 53 x 61 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:1,400,000]
- Call #:
G1015 .C65 1630
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