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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Zurichgow et Basiliensis Provincia [ Zurich].
Published in: Amsterdam, 1634
   
Size: 14.0 x 18.5 inches.
35.5 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Very good condition. Repair of a small 2cm split to extreme lower centerfold, not affecting engraved area. Good dark impression. German text on verso.
Condition Rating

Finely engraved map including the towns of Basel, Lucerne, Zurich, etc. Physical features of the region are well delineated.
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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