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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..
1,200€
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: 1644
Amsterdam, 1644 - 410 x 550 mm.
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 included are various other mythical lakes and rivers ..
3,500€
Location: 1634
Amsterdam, 1634 - 395 x 790 mm.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THIS MAP. From the 1634 edition of Blaeu's Atlas Novus, the first edition of this work and the very first time Blaeu printed this map. RARE.A large, detailed and handsome..
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 , ca. 1634 - 380 x 503 mm.
In the left-hand lower part of the image a beautiful contemporary cartouche with goddess Ceres [agricultural] holding a reaping-hook in her right hand and receiving with her left hand the ribbons of t..
200€
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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