Territorium Basileense, cum adjacentibus

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (*1571 - 1638)
Old coloured map of Basle, Basel. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1662.

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Engraved map of the region around Basel by Willem Janszoon Blaeu. Oriented to the south. The map shows the area between Olten, Delsberg, Saint-Ursanne, Altkirch and the Black Forest with the Rhine river to the bottom left. With Laufen, Liestal and Basel in the center. The Sundgau, Markgräflerland and the southern part of the Alsace. A beautiful title cartouche and a mileage scale surrounded by putti to the lower left. From the Latin edition of the Atlas Maior from 1662. Beautiful old colouring.

Details

CartographerWillem Janszoon Blaeu
TitleTerritorium Basileense, cum adjacentibus
Publisher, YearAmsterdam, 1662
Plate Size42.0 x 52.4 cm (16.5 x 20.6 inches)
Sheet Size55.7 x 64.0 cm (21.9 x 25.2 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 4915:2

Condition

Very good condition.

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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Old coloured map of Basle, Basel. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1662.

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