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Blaeu, Guijelmus & Joan
Nova Virginiae Tabula
Amsterdam: G. & J. Blaeu., 1634-35. Other. 377 by 482mm (14 by 19 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published in Joan Blaeu's ‘Atlas Novus' German text edition in Amsterdam around 1634-35. Engraved by D. Grijp. This map was engraved after the famous map of Captain Smith's map of Virginia. This example is the 2nd state with the altered imprint ‘ex officina Guiljelmi Blaeuw'. Blaeu used this map for the first time in his Atlantic Appendix (1630) and thereafter in virtually all editions of the atlas (Tooley). The appealing and quite detailed map is showing the discoveries of this region ‘Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland' after John Smith's map 1612. Blaeu's version of this map was the first map showing the Chesapeake region, that was really widely spread out by the Blaeu firm. It was one of the most detailed maps of the Chesapeake region, until 1673 in London the large four-sheet map by Augustine Herman was prepared. Joan Blaeu (23 September 1596 – 21 December 1673) was a Dutch cartographer 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. Blaeu's world map, Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula, incorporating the discoveries of Abel Tasman, was published in 1648. This ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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