|Method||Copper engraved with original hand colour|
|Published||Amsterdam, c. 1650|
|Dimensions||383 x 446 mm|
A good impression of one of the most decorative maps of the country withan elaborate title cartouche and Royal dedication along with coasts of arms and ships at sea.
Blaeu, Doctor Johannes (c.1599-1673) Born and died in Amsterdam. Collaborated with his father Willem Janszoon and with his brother Cornelis, and ran the business after the death of Willwm. Appointed official cartographer to the East India Company (VOC) in 1638 in sucession to his father. What was left of the company after the fire of 1672 and the deah of Joan in 1673 passed to his son Joan (III), who sold the globemaking part of the business to J. van Keulen.
Worked in partnership with his father on Appendix Theatri Ortelii et Atlantis G. Mercatoris, 1631 and Nouvus Atlas, 1634; Wall maps, 1647-1649; Tooneel der Steden van der Vereenighde Nederlanden (Town books of the Netherlands) 1649-1653 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, publishing six volumes up to 1655; Atlas Major (11 volumes, known as the Grand Atlas), 1662-1672 in editions with French, Latin, Dutch and Spanish text (often described as the most magnificent work of its kind ever produced); Town plans of Italy 1663.
Condition: Time toning to sheet, foxing to margins.