C1648

Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume & Jean Blaeu.

Title page for the French edition of Baleu’s Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas.  The four figures represent the four continents.

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S/N: TP-1648-BLAE-002–321786
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Full Title:

Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume & Jean Blaeu.

Date:

C1648

Condition:

Light soiling, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 407mm

Paper Size: 

290mm 
x 485mm
AUTHENTICITY
Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas, Mis en lumiere par Guillaume & Jean Blaeu. - Antique Map from 1648

Genuine antique
dated:

1648

Description:

Title page for the French edition of Baleu’s Le Theatre du Monde, ou Nouvel Atlas

The four figures represent the four continents.

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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