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BLAEU, W. - Serenissimae Reipublicae Genuensis Ducatus et Dominii nova descriptio.

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Serenissimae Reipublicae Genuensis Ducatus et Dominii nova descriptio. - BLAEU, W.
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Title : Serenissimae Reipublicae Genuensis Ducatus et Dominii nova descriptio..
Map maker : BLAEU, W..
Date : Amsterdam, 1634.
Size : 15.0 x 19.2 inches. / 38.0 x 48.7 cm.
Colouring : In attractive colours.

Description :Originally engraved for Jodocus Hondius II, at his death in August 1629 this map was, among 39 other copper plates, purchased by Willem Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint. Blaeu then immediately published 34 of them as part of his first atlas.
Includes the coast of the Riviera from Nice and Monaco to La Spezia. A gloriously decorative map with a large and impressive title cartouche, other decorative highlights include a plethora of shipping, compass rose, sea monsters, Neptune and a mileage scale, all wonderfully engraved by Dirk Gryp.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".

From an incomplete example of the 1634 German text edition of Blaeu's "Novus Atlas", previously owned by Johann Christoph Gesen (1639), Johann Rudolph von Metzradt (1651), Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (1797-1854).
P. van der Krogt mentions two variants for the German 1634 text edition and only two examples containing proof states (Bad Münstereifel and Gotha).

Read more about the Novus Atlas of 1634 and Willem Blaeu. [+]
V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 2:131.1.
Condition : Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper, with a good dark impression. German text on verso.


ID: 36027

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