Antique Maps by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (*1571 - 1638)

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.
  • 1643 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw.

    Amsterdam, 1643-50

    One of the Most Famous World Maps of Dutch Cartography with Stunning Old Colours.Perhaps the finest world map ever printed. This map represents the apogee of seventeenth century Dutch...

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct:...
    11522

    Old coloured world map with borders by Willem J. Blaeu. Published 1643 in Amsterdam.

    16 000,00 €
  • 1634 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta

    J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1634

    Blaeu's first Map of China.Old coloured map of China by Willem Blaeu. China is outlined in green and bounded by the Great Wall in the north. Korea is still depicted as an island. The...

    China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta
    11508

    Old coloured map of China. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Blaeu in 1634.

    2 000,00 €
  • 1662 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande

    Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1662

    Impressive and coveted map of the coastline in the north-east of Brazil. The map was published for the first time by J. Blaeu in Rerum per octennium in Brasilia by Caspar Barlaeus in 1647 and...

    Praefecturae de Paraiba, et Rio Grande
    11769

    Old coloured map of Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Brazil. Printed in Amsterdam by Joan Blaeu in 1662.

    1 680,00 €
  • 1643 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Tabula Magellanica, qua Tierrae del fuego cum celeberrimis fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire...

    Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1643-50

    Blaeu's splendid map of Tierra de Fuego with the Strait of Magellan.Old coloured sea chart of Tierra de Fuego with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait by Willem Blaeu. From the French...

    Tabula Magellanica, qua Tierrae del fuego cum celeberrimis fretis a F....
    11765

    Old coloured sea chart of the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego. Printed in Amsterdam by Joan Blaeu in 1643.

    1 250,00 €
  • 1635 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Turcicum Imperium

    J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1635

    Beautiful old coloured map of the Turkish Empire by Willem Blaeu. Very decorative map of the Ottoman Empire issued during the first half of the 17th Century. The beautiful title cartouche shows...

    Turcicum Imperium
    11509

    Old coloured map of the Ottoman Empire. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Blaeu in 1635.

    1 200,00 €
  • 1662 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Insulae Acores Delineante Ludovico Teisera

    Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1662

    Highly decorative sea chart of the Azores Islands. At the upper left the northwestern islands of Corvo and Flores, in the middle the central archipelago with Faial, Pico, São Jorge, Graciosa and...

    Insulae Acores Delineante Ludovico Teisera
    11775

    Old coloured sea chart of the Azores Islands. Published by Joan Blaeu in Amsterdam in 1662.

    970,00 €
  • 1644 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior.

    Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644-55

    Engraved antique map of South Africa by Joan Blaeu. The beautiful cartouche shows tribal warriors with spears and bows, including turtles and monkeys. With sailing ships and various wild animals of...

    Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior.
    11776

    Coloured map of South Africa. Printed in Amsterdam by Joan Blaeu in 1644.

    520,00 €
  • 1644 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Nova totius Germaniae descriptio

    Amsterdam, 1644-55

    Old coloured antique map of Germany by Joan Blaeu. Decorated with a large coat of arms and a compass rose. From one of the two Latin editions of the Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus from...

    Nova totius Germaniae descriptio
    11779

    Old coloured map of Germany. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1644.

    420,00 €
  • 1634 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Corsica

    W. J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1634

    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
    11438

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

    400,00 €
  • 1645 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Cantabrigiensis Comitatus, Cambridge Shire.

    Blaeu Family, Amsterdam, circa 1645

    Attractive map of the country of Cambridgeshire in England by Blaeu in original old colours. With coats-of-arms of noble families and colleges. French text on verso.

    Cantabrigiensis Comitatus, Cambridge Shire.
    11195

    Old coloured map of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Printed in Amsterdam by Blaeu Family circa 1645.

    390,00 €
  • 1662 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Das Wiflispurgergow. Gerardo Mercatore Auctore.

    Amsterdam, 1662

    Engraved map of Western Switzerland by Willem Janszoon Blaeu. The map shows the Romandie with the cantons of Vaud and Friborg, Lake Geneva in the south, Lake Thun (Thunersee) in the east and Lake...

    Das Wiflispurgergow. Gerardo Mercatore Auctore.
    11774

    Old coloured map of the Romandie, Fribourg, Vaud, Lake Geneve. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1662.

    350,00 €
  • 1644 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Germaniae Veteris typus

    Amsterdam, 1644-55

    Beautiful copper engraving map from the Ancient Germany of Abraham Ortelius by Joan Blaeu. From one of the two Latin editions of the Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus from 1644-55.

    Germaniae Veteris typus
    11778

    Old coloured map of Germany. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1644.

    350,00 €
  • 1662 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Territorium Basileense, cum adjacentibus

    Amsterdam, 1662

    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...

    Territorium Basileense, cum adjacentibus
    11773

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

    320,00 €
  • 1630 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Paderbornensis Episcopatus Descriptio Nova

    G. Blaeu, Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Decorative engraved map of the area around Paderborn by G. Blaeu. With two cartouches and a mileage scale. Showing River Rhine between Koblenz and Wesel. Centred on the town of Paderborn. Without...

    Paderbornensis Episcopatus Descriptio Nova
    10961

    Antique map of Paderborn, North Rhein-Westphalia. Printed in Amsterdam by G. Blaeu circa 1630.

    240,00 €
  • 1660 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Namurcum comitatus Auctore Iohann Surhonio

    Amsterdam, circa 1660

    Old coloured copper engraved map of the central part of Belgium by J. Blaeu. Showing the regions around Namur and Dinant. Cartouche with coats of arms and cherubs, unusual compass rose flanked by a...

    Namurcum comitatus Auctore Iohann Surhonio
    10413

    Old coloured map of Namur. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1660.

    160,00 €
  • 1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw [and]...

    Amsterdam, circa 1640

    A matching set of the World and the Continents by Willem J. Blaeu These five maps represent the apogee of seventeenth century Dutch cartography. With their decorative panels of costumed figures,...

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct:...
    11061

    Old coloured world map and continent maps with borders by Willem J. Blaeu. Published around 1640 in Amsterdam.

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  • 1662 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus

    J. Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1635 (1662)

    W. Blaeu's coastal chart of the West IndiesHand-coloured engraved sea chart of the West Indies by W. Blaeu. With the East Coast of the Americas from Chesapeake Bay to the Orinoco. First...

    Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus
    11447

    Coloured sea chart of Florida, West Indies. Printed in Amsterdam by J. Blaeu in 1662.

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  • 1643 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Virginiae Partis australis, et Floridae Partis Orientalis, interjacentiumq, regionum Nova Descripti

    circa 1643

    Attractive map of the east coast of Virginia and Florida. Second state with small tail at left water-cherub. "One of the many elegantly engraved maps of the Eastern seaboard of North America...

    Virginiae Partis australis, et Floridae Partis Orientalis,...
    10076

    Old coloured map of Virginia. Printed circa 1643.

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  • 1635 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Nova Italiae Delineatio

    circa 1635

    Beautiful full old coloured example of Blaeu's first map of Italy. Showing whole Italy with Sardinia, Corsica and parts of Sicily. With several sailing ships and a sea monster. German text on verso.

    Nova Italiae Delineatio
    10312

    Coloured map of Italia. Printed circa 1635.

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  • 1641 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Gothia

    Joan & Cornelius Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1641-42

    Beautiful coloured map of southern Sweden showing Götaland. This is the early version of the map with mileage scale cartouche and without publishers address. With two large coat of arms and several...

    Gothia
    11468

    Coloured map of Gothia, Götaland, Sweden. Printed in Amsterdam by Joan & Cornelius Blaeu in 1641.

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  • 1635 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Accuratissima Descriptio. Auctore Iacobo Goulartio...

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1635

    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...

    Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Accuratissima Descriptio....
    11063

    Old coloured map of the Lake Geneva. Printed in Amsterdam by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in 1635.

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  • 1660 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Essexia Comitatus

    circa 1660

    Outstanding attractive map of the country of Essex in UK. Colour is gold heightened, with king coats of arms and family coats of arms, last is empty. French text on verso, with a coloured view on...

    Essexia Comitatus
    10057

    Coloured map of Essex. Printed circa 1660.

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  • 1634 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Alemannia sive Suevia Superior A. Christophoro Hurtero.

    Blaeu Family, Amsterdam, 1634

    Nice old coloured copper engraved map of Swabia by WJ Blaeu. The west-oriented map shows the Lake Constance and the Allgäu Alps and Vorarlberg left side and the Danube on the right third of the...

    Alemannia sive Suevia Superior A. Christophoro Hurtero.
    11194

    Old coloured map of Swabia, Baden-Württemberg. Printed in Amsterdam by Blaeu Family in 1634.

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  • 1630 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Germaniae Veteris typus

    Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Attractive map of the Ancient Germany after Abraham Ortelius by J. Blaeu. From a German edition of "Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus".

    Germaniae Veteris typus
    10652

    Antique map of Germany. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1630.

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