Ducatus Silesiae Glogani Vera Delineatione

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (*1571 - 1638)
Old coloured map of Lower Silesia, Glogow, Glogau. Printed circa 1640.

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Beautiful full old coloured example of Blaeu's map of Glogau (Głogów) in Lower Silesia Province (Dolnośląskie) in Poland. From a Spanish edition of "Atlas Maior".


CartographerWillem Janszoon Blaeu
TitleDucatus Silesiae Glogani Vera Delineatione
Publisher, Yearcirca 1640
Plate Size42.0 x 51.0 cm (16.5 x 20.1 inches)
Sheet Size55.0 x 66.0 cm (21.7 x 26.0 inches)
ReferenceKoeman II, 2920:2


Very minor browning, small tears in margin, very good copy.


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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Old coloured map of Lower Silesia, Glogow, Glogau. Printed circa 1640.

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