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BLAEU, Willem Jansz. - Mansfeld : MANSFELDIA COMITATUS.

BLAEU, Willem Jansz. - Mansfeld :   MANSFELDIA COMITATUS.
Mansfeld : MANSFELDIA COMITATUS. - BLAEU, Willem Jansz.
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Title : Mansfeld : MANSFELDIA COMITATUS..
Map maker : BLAEU, Willem Jansz..
Date : Amsterdam, 1634.
Size : 16.1 x 19.7 inches. / 41.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :This is Blaeu’s highly decorative folio map of the region of Mansfeld in Germany.

Willem Janszoon, or Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638) as he is more commonly known, was one of the most noted Dutch cartographers and map publisher of the 17th century. R.V. Tooley stated that Blaeu's maps are "esteemed by collectors for their decorative quality, historical importance, and as the highest expression of Dutch cartographic art during the period of its supremacy" (Tooley).
After preparation as a pupil of the great Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe, Blaeu initially concentrated on globe making and separately published maps, including wall maps of the continents. From 1608, he dominated the market for sea atlases and in 1630 produced his terrestrial atlas. These atlases were continued by his sons, culminating in the great Atlas Maior of 1662 in 11 volumes with subsequent editions.
This particular map is from Blaeu's Novus Atlas of 1634. This is the first appearance of this map in an atlas. There is German text on the verso of this map describing this region.
Kogt, van der. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. vol.II. Tooley, R.V. Collectors' Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa. London: Carta Press, 1969.
Condition : Fine.


ID: 93468

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