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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Nova Totius Germaniae Descriptio.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1634
   
Size: 15.2 x 19.4 inches.
38.5 x 49.3 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: Small 6 cm repair to a split to lower centerfold, only light margin soiling, and one tiny black map affecting he engraved surface otherwise in good condition with wide margins and a dark impression.
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A finely engraved map of the German Empire, including the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, Poland and the Baltic Countries. In partial colour and with German text on verso. The map features a strong double headed eagle emblem a large banner title and a compass rose.
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. [+]
Reference: V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 2:131.1.



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