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BLAEU, W. - Persia sive Sophorum Regnum.

BLAEU, W. -  Persia sive Sophorum Regnum.
BLAEU, W. - Persia sive Sophorum Regnum.
Date: Amsterdam, 1644
Size: 380 x 497 mm.
Colouring: In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: A very good and dark impression. Some paper creasing along center fold Generally in very good condition. French text on verso.

Description

A finely designed map from the great Blaeu family of Amsterdam. With decorative title cartouche.
The cartouches and decoration are coloured in an artistic way.
With dedication to Theodorus Tholing and dated 1634, in lower right corner. This is the first state (of 3).
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".
800€
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  • Reference N°: 45157
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