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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, ca.1635
Size: 16.0 x 21.3 inches.
40.6 x 54.2 cm.

Original colours, with later colour addition.
Condition: Paper very slightly age-toned. Two tiny parts with some paper loss, due to oxidation of green paint, filled in and expertly repaired. Backed with Japanese paper for protective reason. Altogether in good condition.
A very attractive and important map.

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Sought-after "carte figures"- world map by one of the most famous Dutch mapmakers. The paneled borders show, at the top allegorical representations of the sun, moon and the five known planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The four seasons and the four elements are depicted at each side and - along the bottom corner - seven vignettes showing the Seven Wonders of the World.
Rodney Shirley writes a 'classic single-sheet world map on Mercator's projection... celebrated as one of the supreme examples of the map maker's art....
There are decorative cartouches for the title, dedication and explanation, two spheres for the north and south poles, compass roses and numerous galleons and sea monsters. Engraved by Josua van den Ende and originally issued separately in 1606.
This example comes from the fourth state, which dates from its use in Blaeu's atlases from 1630 onwards.

Reference: Shirley, World 255, State 4: Clancy, The Mapping of Terra Australis, map 6.1.

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