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JOHANNES BLAEU ATLAS TITLE PAGES original hand coloured antique print 1662
- TITLE PAGEStoJOHANNES BLAEU ATLASPublished Amsterdam 1662 in;"Geographiae Blauianae Volumen Quintum quo Angliae quae est Europae liber undecimus continetur".Fine original richly decorated copper engraved title pages to one of the most iconic 17th century atlases.The English Royal coat of arms surmounts a stone edifice which houses costumed figures representing Romans, Saxons, Britons, Danes and Normans.Enhanced with original hand colour including liberal use of gold, which remains bright and fresh. Fine condition other than minor age blemishes as seen, free of repairs or restoration.A crisp, dark impression. The heavy grade hand laid paper remains robust and stable. Approx. 16" x 9.5" (410mm x 240mm) printed area only.Sheet size 22" x 13" (560mm x 330mm) each page (of 2)Please see also close up images.Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571 -1638) founded the Blaeu publishing company which dominated the map making industry of 17th century Netherlands. His sons Joan (Johannes) and Cornelius continued the family business after Willem's death in 1638. Their greatest achievement was perhaps the famous atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Sive, Atlas Novus", which eventually ran to 12 volumes and was published in several languages from 1635 - 1662. The print shop and warehouse was destroyed by fire in 1672 and Willem's last son died the following year. A GENUINE ANTIQUE PRINT GUARANTEED OVER 350 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTSD1017
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