C1640

Candia, Olim Creta.

Magnificent early chart of Crete by the most famous of all the c.17th Dutch mapmakers. From Blaeu’s, Theatrum Orbius Terra=rum, sive Atlas Novus…, Latin edition published Amsterdam 1640 and identified by the number 7 at top on the verso.

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Full Title:

Candia, Olim Creta.

Date:

C1640

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

527mm 
x 382mm

Paper Size: 

595mm 
x 517mm
AUTHENTICITY
Candia, Olim Creta. - Antique Map from 1640

Genuine antique
dated:

1640

Description:

Magnificent early chart of Crete by the most famous of all the c.17th Dutch mapmakers. From Blaeu’s, Theatrum Orbius Terra=rum, sive Atlas Novus..., Latin edition published Amsterdam 1640 and identified by the number 7 at top on the verso.

References:
van der Krogt, P. Globi Neerlandici: The Production of Globes in the Low Countries. Amsterdam 1993: 2:201.3C + 10A, (62) F Candia RF Graecia (no. 7).-[7900:2] Candia olim Creta. Vol II,p.120, page n.

Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571 - 1638)

One of the most influential mapmakers of the Golden Age of mapmaking. Blaeu was born at Uitgeest or Alkmaar, the son of a herring salesman and destined to succeed his father in the trade, but his interests lay more in Mathematics and Astronomy. Between 1594 and 1596 he was a student of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe and qualified as an instrument and globe maker. In 1600 he discovered the second ever variable star now known as P Cygni. On his return to the Netherlands, he made published his own maps and world globes. He ran his own printing works which allowed him to continually update his own atlases such as his, Atlas Novus published in 1635. In 1633 he was appointed map-maker for the VOC . He died in Amsterdam in 1638 and his business was continued by his two sons, Johannes and Cornelis Blaeu.

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