C1635

Novus Atlas, das ift abbildung und beschreibung von allen

Title page for the German edition of Blaeu’s Novus Atlas. The title is pasted onto to the sheet.  

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S/N: TP-1635BLAE-003–321811
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Full Title:

Novus Atlas, das ift abbildung und beschreibung von allen

Date:

C1635

Condition:

Minor soiling to margins, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

238mm 
x 392mm

Paper Size: 

315mm 
x 498mm
AUTHENTICITY
Novus Atlas, das ift abbildung und beschreibung von allen - Antique Print from 1635

Genuine antique
dated:

1635

Description:

Title page for the German edition of Blaeu’s Novus Atlas. The title is pasted onto to the sheet.

 

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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