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Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Oræ Ligust. pars Orientalis "Riviera di Genova da Levante
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of the Ligurian coast east of Genoa from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. The map shows the coast from Genoato Sarzana with the Appenines running across the map . Decorative title cartouche; coat of arms; ships to sea. Original colour; slight crease at centre fold;Minor loss of surface to centrefold in cartouche due to adhesion; lightly toned mainly to blank margins with a couple of spots; 2 worm tracks [each approx 15mm] to edges of blank margins on both sides.Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe.In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645.Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appointed Hydrographer to the V. O. C. ( 1638), but his interests leant more to geography than maritime cartography. His aim was" a full description of heaven, earth and water" ( Koeman) which was unachievable. but his work produced the magnificent "Atlas Major" and the To … [Click Below for Full Description]
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