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Blaeu, Guijelmus & Joan
Iaponia Regnum.
Amsterdam: J. Blaeu, 1655. Other. 415 by 560mm (16 by 22 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. This detailed map of Japan was published by Joan & Guiljelmus Blaeu in the the famous atlas ‘Novus Atlas Sinensis' in Amsterdam 1655. The map is based on the cartographic sources by the missionary Martino Martino, who comes from Trient in South Tirol. M. Martini lived from 1643-509 in China and published afterwards his ‘Atlas Sinensis', which was published 1655 for the first by Blaeu as volume VI in their ‘Atlas Novus'. However Martini was never himself in Japan his map, one could guess that he received during his stay in China maps of Japan, which he was in his Japan map. Further we recognize the use of Dutch place names for the northeast coast of Honshu. Also showing Korea as a peninsula is one the noteworthy differences compared to earlier maps as Dudley, Janssonius or Ortelius. 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 map was revolutionary in that it "depicts the … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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