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BLAEU, W. - Territorium Metense. Auctore Ab. Fabert.. Le Pais Messin.

BLAEU, W. -  Territorium Metense. Auctore Ab. Fabert.. Le Pais Messin.
BLAEU, W. - Territorium Metense. Auctore Ab. Fabert.. Le Pais Messin.
Date: Amsterdam, 1644
Size: 386 x 498 mm.
Colouring: In original colours.
Condition: Small marginal repair in the lower part. Wide margins. Good condition.

Description

A very decorative map of part of Lorraine with beautiful cartouches. Orientated with West on top. Centered on Metz.
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".
250€
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  • Reference N°: 45138
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