Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Accuratissima Descriptio. Auctore Iacobo...

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (*1571 - 1638)
Old coloured map of the Lake Geneva. Printed in Amsterdam by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in 1635.

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Description

Beautiful original old coloured map of the Lake Geneva after J. Goulart from from an early edition of Blaeu's Atlas Appendix. The map is oriented to the North, second state, with filled-in cartouche at upper left. French text on verso.

Details

CartographerWillem Janszoon Blaeu
TitleLacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Accuratissima Descriptio. Auctore Iacobo Goulartio Genevensi.
Publisher, YearWillem Janszoon Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1635
Plate Size41.4 x 52.3 cm (16.3 x 20.6 inches)
Sheet Size47.0 x 59.0 cm (18.5 x 23.2 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 4985:2

Condition

Mint conditions in beautiful original old colour.

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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Willem Janszoon Blaeu: Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Accuratissima Descriptio. Auctore Iacobo Goulartio Genevensi..
Old coloured map of the Lake Geneva. Printed in Amsterdam by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in 1635.

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