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Antique Print-FRANCE-SAINTOGNE-XAINTOGNE-CHARENTE MARITIME-Blaeu-1662
1662. Antique print, titled: 'Xaintogne, avec le Pays d'Aulnis, le Brouageais, Terre d'Arvert, &c.' - The (defunct) department of Saintogne in France, now part Charente-Maritime. Etching/engraving, with old hand colouring, certain important cities heightened with gold on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: This print originates from: Joan Blaeu published this map of Saintonge in 1662 in his Atlas Maior. The map is a copy of a map by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638) of the same area from 1635, but this map is more detailed and the scale of this map by Joan Blaeu is larger. Joan Blaeu probable used for the composition of his map work by the French cartographer Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) published by Jan Janssonius (1588-1664) in Amsterdam in 1646. Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Joan Blaeu'. Joan Blaeu (23 September 1596 - 28 May 1673) was a Dutch cartographer. He was born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu. In 1620 he became a doctor of law but he joined the work of his father. In 1635 they published the Atlas Novus (full title: Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus) in two volumes. Joan and his brother Cornelius took over the studio after their father died in 1638. Joan became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company. Around 1649 Joan Blaeu published a collection of Dutch city maps named Tooneel der Steeden (Views of Cities). In 1654 Joan published the first atlas of Scotland, devised by Timothy Pont. In 1662 he reissued the atlas with 11 volumes, and one for oceans. It was also known as Atlas Maior. A cosmolo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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