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BLAEU, W. - Andaluzia continens Sevillam.

BLAEU, W. -  Andaluzia continens Sevillam.
BLAEU, W. - Andaluzia continens Sevillam.
Date: Amsterdam, 1644
Size: 380 x 490 mm.
Colouring: In original colours.
Condition: Dark impression, printed on heavy paper. Some paper creasing along center fold. French text on verso.

Description

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 title cartouche alludes to this by showing a lion skin.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps.
Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
350€
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