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BLAEU, W.

Willem Janszoon (or Jansz.) Blaeu (1571 - 1638) was the founder of a large publishing firm that became famous in the field of cartography under the name Blaeu. The Blaeu family has its origin on the island of Wieringen, where around 1490, Willem Jacobsz., alias Blauwe Willem, the grandfather of Willem Jansz. Blaeu was born. From the marriage of Willem Jacobsz. and Anna Jansd. came six children.

The son Jan Willemsz. (1527- before 1589) was the father of Willem Jansz Blaeu, who continued the family tradition by practising the trade of herring packer. In his second marrariage with Stijntge. Willem Jansz Blaeu was born in 1571.
We do not know wether he was born at Alkmaar or Uitgeest.

Location: 1645
Amsterdam, 1645 - 378 x 496 mm.
The standard map of South Africa throughout the 17th century. The lake out of which the 'Zambere' -the Zambesi- flows is probably based on reports of Lake Ngami, undiscovered until 1849. Then 20 miles..
750€
Location: 1644
Amsterdam, 1644 - 380 x 495 mm.
The standard map of South Africa throughout the 17th century. The lake out of which the 'Zambere' -the Zambesi- flows is probably based on reports of Lake Ngami, undiscovered until 1849. Then 20 miles..
1,000€
Location: 1644
Amsterdam, 1644 - 385 x 500 mm.
An attractive map of the Eastern African and the fictitious kingdom of Prester John. The map shows a major section of central and eastern Africa including Mozambique north to present day Sudan The map..
600€
Location: 1650
Amsterdam, 1650 - 410 x 553 mm.
Fine and important "carte à figures"- map of Africa. Much of the geographical information is still based on the Ptolemaic maps, with the Nile shown with its source in the Lakes Zaire and Zaflan. Also ..
2,800€
Location: 1644
Amsterdam, 1644 - 382 x 502 mm.
A very decorative map showing the environs north of Paris with beautiful cartouches. From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630,..
500€
Location: 1634
Amsterdam, 1634 - 395 x 790 mm.
A large, detailed and handsome map of Alsace based on the work of Gerard Mercator. Covers the region including the Rhine from Granville to Sarburg in the north and from Basel to Landaw in the south. D..
200€
Location: 1644
Amsterdam, 1644 - 360 x 452 mm.
An inset shows Greenland and Iceland. Decorative elements include ships, sea monsters and vignettes of native Americans within South America. In addition, map is bordered by a series of nine maps and ..
7,500€
Location: 1644
Amsterdam, 1644 - 380 x 490 mm.
Features the province of Andalucia and the city of Seville, but also depicts the Straights of Gibraltar, know in classical times as the Pillars of Hercules. Córdoba, Málaga and Ronda are shown. The t..
350€
Location: 1640
Amsterdam, ca. 1640 - 381 x 500 mm.
Very decorative map centered on Cambrai with highly ornamental cartouches in the 4 corners.The map is dedicated to Francisco van der Burgh...
200€
Location: 1634
Amsterdam, 1634 - 381 x 500 mm.
Very decorative map centered on Cambrai. The map is dedicated to Francisco van der Burgh. The area looks to be sparcely populated, but all physical features are well delineated by Blaeu. The four corn..
50€
Location: 1644
Amsterdam, 1644 - 411 x 555 mm.
From 1633 the members of the Blaeu family were official cartographers to the United East India Company and, as such, had access to the most up-to-date cartographic information concerning this area. In..
4,500€
Location: 1634
Amsterdam, 1634 - 385 x 500 mm.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THIS MAP. From the 1634 edition of Blaeu's Atlas Novus, the first edition of this work.Decorative map showing the environs north-west of Paris with beautiful cartouches.I..
100€
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