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BLAEU, W. - Das Wiflispurgergow.

BLAEU, W. -  Das Wiflispurgergow.
Das Wiflispurgergow. - BLAEU, W.
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Title : Das Wiflispurgergow..
Map maker : BLAEU, W..
Date : Amsterdam, 1634.
Size : 15.0 x 19.8 inches. / 38.1 x 50.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Detailed map of South-western Switzerland after Gerhard Mercator's map of the same. With ornamental title cartouche and German text on the verso.
It shows Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, Lake Thuner, etc.

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. [+]
Condition : Wide margins. Very good condition. Good dark impression. German text on verso.

ID: 36088

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