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- Published: Blaeu , Amsterdam
- Published date: 1666
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Issue date: 1666
- Category: Herzogtum Kleve
- Size: 382 by 514mm (15 by 20 inches).
- Stock number: 14415
- Condition: In very good condition. 382 by 514mm (15 by 20 inches).
Article descriptionEngraved map in fine contemporary colors in outline and wash. Published in the edition of Blaeu's "Atlas Maior". Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte, erschienen im Atlas Major von Blaeu. Oben fast mittig dekorative Rollwerkskartusche mit Titel, sowie im linken oberen Eck ein Wappen und rechts oben ein unausgefŸlltes Wappenschild (alle in schönem Altkolorit ausgemalt, Kartuschen teils goldgehöht). Dargestellt wird detailliert das Herzogtum Kleve mit der Grafschaft Ravenstein. Das Kartenbild reicht im Norden von Arnheim bis südlich von Duisburg. Rees fast mittig im Kartenbild. Im Westen mit der zu Brabant benachbarten Grafschaft Ravenstein bishin nach Dorsten a.d. Lippe im Osten. Mit vielen Ortsangaben, eingezeichneten Wegen, der Fossa Eugenia, u.v.m. Karte in dekorativem Grenzkolorit. Tadellos, in gutem bis sehr gutem Erhaltungszustand. Leicht gebräunt. Oldcolored copper engraved map, published in the Atlas Major by Blaeu. Almost center decorative scrollwork cartouche with title, as well as a coat of arms in the upper left corner and an unfilled coat of arms on the top right (all painted in beautiful old coloring, cartridges partially heightened with gold). The Duchy of Kleve with the county of Ravenstein is shown in detail. The map image extends in the north from Arnhem to south of Duisburg. Rees almost in the middle of the map. In the west with the neighboring county of Ravenstein to Brabant until Dorsten a.d. Lippe in the east. With many locations, marked trails, the Fossa Eugenia, and much more. Joan Blaeu (23 September 1596 – 21 December 1673) was a Dutch cartographer born in Alkmaar, the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu. In 1620 he became a doctor of law but he joined the work of his father. In 1635 they published the Atlas Novus (full title: Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus) in two volumes. Joan and his brother Cornelius took over the studio after their father died in 1638. Joan became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company. Blaeu's world map, Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula, incorporating the discoveries of Abel Tasman, was published in 1648. This map was revolutionary in that it "depicts the solar system according to the heliocentric theories of Nicolaus Copernicus, which show the earth revolving around the sun.... Although Copernicus's groundbreaking book On the Revolutions of the Spheres had been first printed in 1543, just over a century earlier, Blaeu was the first mapmaker to incorporate this revolutionary heliocentric theory into a map of the world." Blaeu's map was copied for the map of the world set into the pavement of the Groote Burger-Zaal of the new Amsterdam Town Hall, designed by the Dutch architect Jacob van Campen (now the Amsterdam Royal Palace), in 1655. Blaeu's Hollandia Nova was also depicted in his Archipelagus Orientalis sive Asiaticus published in 1659 in the Kurfürsten Atlas (Atlas of the Great Elector). and used by Melchisédech Thévenot to produce his map, Hollandia Nova—Terre Australe (1664). As Joan Blaeu, he also published the 12 volume "Le Grand Atlas, ou Cosmographie blaviane, en laquelle est exactement descritte la terre, la mer, et le ciel". One edition is dated 1663. That was folio (540 x 340 mm), and contained 593 engraved maps and plates. In March 2015, a copy was on sale for £750,000. Around 1649 Joan Blaeu published a collection of Dutch city maps named Toonneel der Steeden (Views of Cities). In 1651 he was voted into the Amsterdam council. In 1654 Joan published the first atlas of Scotland, devised by Timothy Pont. In 1662 he reissued the Atlas Novus, also known as Atlas Maior, in 11 volumes, and one for oceans. A cosmology was planned as their next project, but a fire destroyed the studio completely in 1672. (Wikipedia)
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