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BLAEU, W. - Natolia, quae olim Asia minor.

BLAEU, W. -  Natolia, quae olim Asia minor.
BLAEU, W. - Natolia, quae olim Asia minor.
Date: Amsterdam, 1644
Size: 380 x 498 mm.
Colouring: In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: Very good and dark impression. French text on verso.

Description

A finely designed map of Turkey and Cyprus from the great Blaeu family of Amsterdam.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
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".
600€
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  • Reference N°: 45160
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