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BLAEU, W. - Fezzae et Marocchi regna Africae celeberrima.

BLAEU, W. -  Fezzae et Marocchi regna Africae celeberrima.
BLAEU, W. - Fezzae et Marocchi regna Africae celeberrima.
Date: Amsterdam, 1644
Size: 382 x 500 mm.
Colouring: In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: Dark impression. Some very light outer marginal water stains. Very fine condition. French text on verso.

Description

North to the right. Showing the Atlas Mountains in the south to the southern coast of Spain, along the coast at Ceuta, Tangiers, and Arzilla.
A finely engraved, decorative map, who influenced subsequent maps for the rest of the century.
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".
450€
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  • Reference N°: 45163
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