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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Germaniae veteris typus.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1634
   
Size: 14.8 x 18.9 inches.
37.6 x 48.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Very good condition, only a slight crease. Good and dark impression. German text on verso.
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This very attractive and historical map of Germany was concepted after the map of Abraham Ortelius. It shows the area from the North Sea, Poland and Baltic Sea in the north to south of the alps and the Adriatic Sea in the south. In the west are the Low Countries and the mouth of the Rhine. In the east is the Weichsel river. The towns and cities from the time of Charles the Great (8-9 centuries) are in the legend in the lower left and especially marked on the map. In the upper left is the title cartouche, in the lower right a cartouche giving mention that this map was made after one by Ortelius.
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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