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BLAEU,W. - Americae Nova Tabula.

BLAEU,W. - Americae Nova Tabula.
Americae Nova Tabula. - BLAEU,W.
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Title : Americae Nova Tabula..
Map maker : BLAEU,W..
Date : Amsterdam 1645.
Size : 16.0 x 21.4 inches. / 40.6 x 54.4 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :One of the best known and sought after seventeenth century maps of America. Blaeu's famous carte a figures map of America is regarded as a high point in Dutch cartography. The decorative side panels include vivid representations of Native Americans from Virginia, Florida, California (Nove Albions) and other areas in characteristic dress. The panels across the top border offer nine city views including Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Havana. California is still shown as a peninsula: only one Great Lake is seen.
Developing colonies can be seen along the eastern seaboard of North America the French in Canada and the English in Virginia (the Jamestown settlement). The results of further exploration by the Spanish along the California coast are also cited on the map. When first published, the map summarized the most up-to-date cartography and influenced numerous other map publications until mid-century.
The publisher, Willem Janszoon, adopted the name Blaeu to avoid confusion with Jan Janson and altered his own name on the 3rd state of the map beginning in 1621.
Condition : A few very light brown spots along lower part center fold. Wide margins, strong paper. Very fine condition.


ID: 17540

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