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BLAEU, W. - Paderbornensis Episscopatus Descriptio Nova.

BLAEU, W. -  Paderbornensis Episscopatus Descriptio Nova.
Paderbornensis Episscopatus Descriptio Nova. - BLAEU, W.
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Title : Paderbornensis Episscopatus Descriptio Nova..
Map maker : BLAEU, W..
Date : Amsterdam, 1640.
Size : 14.7 x 19.4 inches. / 37.4 x 49.2 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :Detailed map centered on Paderborn. Prepared by Joannes Michael Gigas (1580-1650+), a doctor, mathematician and geographer who made also maps of Osnabrug, Westphalia, Münster and Hildesheim.
The scale of longitude and latitude are coloured alternating with red, blue, yellow and pink. The cartouches and decoration are coloured in an artistic way. Very fine and rare with this type of colouring.
Originally engraved for Jodocus Hondius, at his death on August 18, 1629, this among 39 other Hondius copper plates were purchased by Willem Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint. Blaeu published immediately 34 of them as part of his first atlas. Also in this state name in dedicational cartouche removed.

The map is in a strictly contemporary colouring and of the highest level.
Read more about map-colouring.
Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 2350:2.2.
Condition : In very good condition. The map is lavishly coloured using gold and silver for the cartouches and further embelishment.

ID: 07959

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