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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Alsatia Landgraviatus cum Suntgoia et Brisgoia.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1638
   
Size: 15.6 x 31.3 inches.
39.6 x 79.5 cm.
Colouring:

In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: Paper slightly age-toned. Repair of a marginal tear. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. Very good and dark impression. French text on verso.
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Large map of Alsace based on the work of Gerard Mercator. Covers the region including the Rhine from Granville to Sarburg in the north and from Basel to Landaw in the south.
Decorated with a fine figural cartouche and two scales of miles. French text on verso.
Two sheets joined, as issued.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
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".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage.
Reference: Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2



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