Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764. Map. Copper plate engraving with hand outline. Image measures 8.5" x 6.75". Nice map of the northernmost portion of the Golf of Bothnia, which separates Sweden and Finland. Minor aging along edges. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. 8 color and b/w maps. 8vo, red cloth, front flyleaf with two tears, edges of corners lightly worn and lightly bumped, lettering on spine faded. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1923). Short political and economic histories of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.
Amsterdam: 1669. Sea chart. Uncolored copperplate engraving. Image measures 17.5" x 21.5". This rare sea chart by Pieter Goos shows the coasts of Russia and Finland with north oriented to the right. The islands of Spitsbergen and the tip of Novaya Zemlya are also visible. An inset map, oriented with north to the lower right, shows the River Dvina as it flows through the city of Arkhangelsk (Archangel), the chief seaport of Russia at the time. In addition to ports...
Paris: Denys Thierry, 1683. Miniature map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 5 3/4" x 4". Sheet measures 8 1/4" x 5 1/2". This miniature map of Scandinavia is from the original French edition of Manesson-Mallet's "Description de L'Univers." The area covered includes Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway, with the Gulf of Bothnia at the center. The map is in good condition with minor aging. Text on verso. Allain Manesson-Mallet (1630-1706) advanced from his position of musket bearer under Louis...
London: Phaidon, 2005. Extensive illustrations include period photography original sketches, concept drawings and plans. 4to, cloth, d.w. London: Phaidon, (2005). First Edition.Fine Definitive monograph. Presentation copy from Merkel to Mildred Schmertz who was editor-in-chief of Architectural Record.
Cambridge: MIT Press, 1985. Edited by Juhani Pallasmaa. Well-illustrated throughout, some in color. 179 pages. Slim square 8vo, brown cloth, d.w. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1985. First American edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finnish Society of Crafts and Design, Artek.