C1654

Carricta Meridionalis. The South Part of Carrick

Mapmaker:

Timothy Pont (1560 - 1614?)

Scarce map of present day southern Ayrshire, Scotland, by the most important mapmaker in the Golden Era of Dutch map making, Willem Janzoon Blaeu based on Timothy Pont (1659-1614?) From Blaeu, Novus Atlas, Vol. IV. Latin text on verso. Collections: … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carricta Meridionalis. The South Part of Carrick

Date:

C1654

Mapmaker:

Timothy Pont (1560 - 1614?)

Engraver:

Willem Janzoon Blaeu 
(1571 – 
1638)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

525mm 
x 380mm

Paper Size: 

565mm 
x 455mm
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Carricta Meridionalis. The South Part of Carrick - Antique Map from 1654

Genuine antique
dated:

1654

Description:

Scarce map of present day southern Ayrshire, Scotland, by the most important mapmaker in the Golden Era of Dutch map making, Willem Janzoon Blaeu based on Timothy Pont (1659-1614?)

From Blaeu, Novus Atlas, Vol. IV. Latin text on verso.

Collections:
National Library of Scotland: EMW.X.015

Mapmaker:

Willem Janzoon Blaeu  (1571-1638)

One of the most influential mapmakers of the Golden Age of map making. 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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