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Antique Maps by Joan Blaeu

Old and historical 17th century maps by Joan Blaeu .
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Monmouthshire, Joan Blaeu c.1645-48, 360 x 425mm, £365.00 Monmouthshire Blaeu
Surrey, Blaeu - Overton, c.1670, 380 x 500mm, SOLD Surrey Blaeu Overton
Suffolk, Blaeu, c.1645, 380 x 500mm, £475.00 Suffolk Blaeu
Berwickshire, Joan Blaeu, Le Theatre du Monde au Nouvel Atlas, by Timothy Pont, 390 x 490mm, c. 1645-48, £285.00 Antique 17th century map of Berwickshire by Blaeu
Yorkshire East Riding, Joan Blaeu, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum , 380 x 515 , 1645-1662, £435.00 East Riding Yorkshire - Joan Blaeu
Herefordshire , Joan Blaeu , Theatrum Orbis Terrarum , 410 x 500 , 1645-1662, £375.00 Herefordshire - Joan Blaeu
Uist - Western Isles of Scotland, Joan Blaeu, Timothy Pont's map of the Uist , c.1654, 385 x 537mm, SOLD Joan Blaeu chart of Uist - Timothy Pont
Western Isles of Scotland, Joan Blaeu, Timothy Pont's map of the Smaller Western Isles, c.1654, 385 x 537mm, SOLD Western Isles Scotland - Joan Blaeu
Hebrides - Western Isles of Scotland, Joan Blaeu, Timothy Pont's map of the Hebrides, c.1654, 385 x 537mm, SOLD Blaeu Map of the Hebrides
Surrey by Joan Blaeu, c.1645, 382 x 504mm, SOLD Surrey Antique Map by Blaeu
Devonshire, Joan Blaeu, Le Theatre duu Monde au Nouvel Atlas , 390 x 490mm, c. 1645-48 , SOLD Blaeu - Devon

Joan Blaeu 1596-1673
A famous firm of Dutch cartographers and publishers was established in the late 16th century by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in Amsterdam. Blaeu was a maker of globes and scientific instruments and purchased some of his early map plates from Jodocus Hondius. From this small beginning was to emerge one of the largest and most prolific map publishing houses of the seventeenth century.

Willem's two sons, Joan and Cornelius, both entered the family business and in 1630 the firm published its first world atlas, bound in a single volume. This was increased to two volumes in 1635 and to three in 1640.

In 1645 Joan Blaeu published a county Atlas of England and Wales as part of his Atlas Novus, with maps based mainly on the earlier research of Saxton and Speed. The atlas was regarded as a masterpiece with a balanced style and calligraphic quality that has never been surpassed.

Old and historical 17th century maps by Joan Blaeu.


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