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Blaeu, Guijelmus & Joan
Fossa Sanctae Mariae, quae et Eugeniana dicitur Vulgo de Nieuwe Grift.
Amsterdam: G. Blaeu, 1643-50. Other. 385 by 510mm (15 by 20 inches).. Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. French text edition. The titel cartouche is in the upper center. Interesting map of the Fossa Eugeniana, a never completed canal from the Rhine near Rheinberg to the Meuse near Venlo. A very decorative cartouche with the mileage scale is in the lower left and another one on the right. Four coat of arme are engraved on the map. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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