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BLAEU, W. - Bressia vulgo Bresse.

BLAEU, W. -  Bressia vulgo Bresse.
Bressia vulgo Bresse. - BLAEU, W.
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Title : Bressia vulgo Bresse..
Map maker : BLAEU, W..
Date : Amsterdam, 1634.
Size : 15.0 x 19.7 inches. / 38.2 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THIS MAP. From the 1634 edition of Blaeu's Atlas Novus, the first edition of this work.
Title cartouche with putti and surveyor with surveying instruments. Upper right hand corner is Lake Geneva, lower left the city of Lyon and in the centre Bourg-en-Bresse. Bresse is a former province of eastern France, now located in the Rhone-Alps, Bourgogne and Franche-Comte regions. The map shows the regions lakes, mountains, lakes and rivers wonderfully well.
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 : With wide margins. Very good and dark impression. German text on verso.


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