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Blaeu, Guiljelmus
Pedemontium. "Stato del Piemonte
Europe: Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Piedmont 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 state of Piedmont with the Alps on two sides, the course of the river Po and Turin. Decorative title cartouche and scale. Original colour; creasing to centrefold; 2 tears to lower margin close to centrefold, repaired on verso;lightly toned a few spots to blank margins.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 Town books of the Netherlands and Italy; works unsurpassed in history and modern times.The "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum " or "Atlas Novu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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