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BLAEU, J. - Doesburgh.
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Doesburgh. - BLAEU, J.
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Title : Doesburgh..
Map maker : BLAEU, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1649.
Size : 16.9 x 20.9 inches. / 43.0 x 53.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colouring.
Description :A nicely coloured town plan of Doesburg in northeastern Holland, shown in an unusual panoramic birds-eye view, circa 1649. It features the fortress walls and a few cottages in the surrounding landscape, and Includes two coats of arms. With Latin text on verso.
Published in "Novum Ac Magnum Theatrum Urbium Belgicae Liberae Ac Foederataee" ("Town books of the Netherlands"). Many of the town plans included in this publication emphasized their strategic importance in response to the Spanish occupation.
Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571–1638), was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. The Blaeu family represents the single most important family in the history of cartography. Willem was one of the notable representatives of the Dutch school of cartography in its golden age (during the 16th and 17th centuries).
The firm shut down in 1672 when their offices were destroyed during the Great Amsterdam Fire that destroyed all of Blaeu's original printing plates and records.
Condition : In fine condition with light age toning.
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