Coloured map of Corse, Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by W. J. Blaeu in 1634.

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Description

First state of Blaeu's map of Corsica, published 1634 in the German edition of Atlas Novus. State in which map itself has no separate title, only letterpress title above. Later editions have Corsica Insula engraved in upper right corner of the map. On the full text sheet.

Details

CartographerWillem Janszoon Blaeu
TitleCorsica
Publisher, YearW. J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1634
Plate Size18.0 x 24.3 cm (7.1 x 9.6 inches)
Sheet Size50.0 x 29.7 cm (19.7 x 11.7 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 7525:2A; Cervoni, F.: Image de la Corse: 120 cartes de la Corse des origines à 1831, No. 29

Condition

A very clean and well preserved copy.

Cartographer

Willem Janszoon Blaeu was born 1571 in Alkmaar. He was trained from 1594 to 1596 by the famous danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. 1599 he went to Amsterdam and founded a business as globe maker. Later he started producing map and sea charts, including his first world map in 1605. In 1633 he was appointed Hydrographer for the Dutch East India Company (VOC). His most famous work was the Atlas Novus or Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus of 1635, which was published until 1655 in total six volumes. After Blaeu's death in 1638 his sons Joan and Cornelis continued the businees and finished the Atlas Novus and started an even larger work, the Atlas Maior, which reached 12 volumes. In 1672 a fire destroyed the printing house and a year later Joan died. Some of the surviving plates where bought by F. de Wit and Schenk & Valk. The business was closed finally in 1695.

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Coloured map of Corse, Corsica. Printed in Amsterdam by W. J. Blaeu in 1634.

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