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BLAEU, J. - Spitsberga.

BLAEU, J. -  Spitsberga.
Spitsberga. - BLAEU, J.
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Title : Spitsberga..
Map maker : BLAEU, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1660.
Size : 15.0 x 19.7 inches. / 38.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :Blaeu's map of Spitsbergen was based on the Muscovy Company's map of 1625, but the north coast is completely new. It makes the heads of Wiche sound (Liefde bay) and Wyde bay communicate, and it marks and names Hinlopen strait. It also introduced a number of place names. Spitsbergen was an important station for Dutch whalers in the 17th centuries.
This is the state with the ships and whaling scene. The map was created for the Atlas Major and the copperplate was destroyed in the 1672 fire that destroyed the Blaeu printing house. ¤
Condition : Wide margins, mint condition.

ID: 32264

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