C1648

Episcopatus Dunelmensis Vulgo The Bishoprike of Durham.

Mapmaker:

Willem Janzoon Blaeu

Superb map by the most famous of all mapmakers from the Golden Era of mapmaking. Beautifully embellished with crests ornate title and ships at sea. French text on verso.

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S/N: BI-ENG-1648-BLAE–229908
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Full Title:

Episcopatus Dunelmensis Vulgo The Bishoprike of Durham.

Date:

C1648

Mapmaker:

Willem Janzoon Blaeu

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
Episcopatus Dunelmensis Vulgo The Bishoprike of Durham. - Antique Map from 1648

Genuine antique
dated:

1648

Description:

Superb map by the most famous of all mapmakers from the Golden Era of mapmaking. Beautifully embellished with crests ornate title and ships at sea. French text on verso.

Mapmaker:

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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