An English view of life in Scandinavia
By MOLL, Herman, 1713
A New Map of Denmark and Sweden According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations by H.Moll Geographer.
- Author: MOLL, Herman
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Thomas Bowles, John Bowles and Philip Overton
- Publication date: 1713
- Physical description: Engraved map.
- Dimensions: 600 by 1010mm. (23.5 by 39.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 10891
The map is dedicated to John Robinson (1650–1723), a clergyman who became chaplain to the British embassy in Stockholm in 1680. Although not the ambassador himself, he conducted business for the Crown in the ambassador’s place, and was an important figure in Anglo-Swedish diplomacy. He even accompanied Charles XII during the Battle of Narva, where Sweden repelled a Russian army four times its size. Robinson published an account of his time in Sweden in 1695. After returning to England in 1709, he was appointed Bishop of Bristol in 1710, and Lord Privy Seal the year after. As the cartouche notes, he was also first plenipotentiary at the Congress of Utrecht, and signed the treaty on behalf of Britain that ended the War of the Spanish Succession. The map continues to name him as Bishop of Bristol, suggesting it was produced before his appointment as Bishop of London shortly after he returned from Utrecht.