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Blaeu, Guijelmus & Joan
Fezzae et Marocchi Regna Africae Celeberrima, describebat Abrah: Ortelius.
Amsterdam: J. Blaeu., 1640-50. Other. 381 by 497mm (15 by 19 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. A very interesting and highly decorative map of Marocco shows us the kingdom of Marocco and kingdom of Fez oriented with the North to the right. Ornated in the lower left corner with an allegoric title cartouche. The map is also equipped with many mountains, rivers, place names, sailing ships, etc. 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 solar system according to the heliocentric theories of Nicolaus Copernicus, which show the earth revolving around the sun.... Although Copernicus's groundbreaking book On the Revolutions of the Spheres had been first printed in 1543, just over a century earlier, Blaeu was the first mapmaker to incorporate this revolutionary heliocentric theory into a map of the world." Blaeu's map was copied for the map of the world set into the pavement of the Groote Burger-Zaal of the new Amsterdam … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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