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This work contains maps of England, Ireland, and Scotland from Joan Blaeu's exquisite world atlas of 1665. "The Atlas Maior", the cartographical masterpiece of the Baroque period, was brought out between 1662 and 1665 by the Amsterdam publisher Joan Blaeu, one of Holland's leading cartographers. Originally appearing in Latin, the atlas comprised 594 maps in 11 volumes, which depicted the whole of the world as known to early modern Europe. It was the largest and most expensive book published during the 17th century. For more than 100 years, it remained the definitive atlas of the world, and today is among the most sought-after and valuable antiquarian rarities. This reprinted edition in six volumes is based on the hand-colored, gold-heightened copy in the "Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek" in Vienna, thus ensuring the best possible detail and quality. Alongside Joan Blaeu's original commentaries on the individual maps, a new text by Peter van der Krogt explains the historical and cultural associations and introduces the reader to the fascinating world of early modern cartography. This two-volume set features all 58 maps of England and 55 maps of Scotland and Ireland and the text is in English, French, and German.
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Joan Blaeu (1596 Alkmaar - 1673 Amsterdam) was the son of Willem Blaeu and a leading Dutch cartographer. In 1620 he became a doctor of law and subsequently joined his father's workshop. In 1635 they published the two-volume Novus Atlas (Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus). Joan and his brother Cornelius took over the workshop after their father had died in 1638. Joan became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company. Around 1649 he published a collection of Dutch city maps entitled Tooneel der Steeden (Theater of Cities). In 1651 he was voted into the Amsterdam council. In 1654 he published the first atlas of Scotland. In 1662 he reissued the atlas in 11 volumes, known as the Atlas Maior. A cosmology was planned as his next project, but a fire destroyed the workshop in 1672. Joan Blaeu died in the following year. Since 1990, Peter van der Krogt, the leading expert in the field of Dutch atlases, has been working on Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, the cartobibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands. His second project is the compilation, in cooperation with the Nijmegen University, of an illustrated and annotated catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, the most important multivolume atlas preserved in the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.
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Book Description Taschen, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Annotated. Seller Inventory # DADAX3822851043
Book Description TASCHEN, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3822851043
Book Description Taschen, 2006. Condition: NEW. Seller Inventory # 9783822851043
Book Description Taschen, 2006. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Condition: Nuevo. El Atlas maior es la obra maestra de la cartografía del barroco que publicó en 1662 y 1665 el editor de Amsterdam Joan Blaeu, uno de los cartógrafos holandeses más reputados. La edición original, en latín, incluía 594 mapas en 11 volúmenes, que representaban todo el mundo tal como se conocía en los albores de la Europa moderna. Fue el libro más grande y caro que se editó en el siglo xvii. Durante más de 100 años fue el atlas definitivo del mundo y actualmente es uno de los objetos de anticuario más valiosos y codiciados. Atlas Maior. Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia recoge 58 mapas de Inglaterra y 55 mapas de Escocia e Irlanda, y textos en inglés, francés y alemán. Seller Inventory # 88
Book Description Taschen. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Folio. Two volumes in slipcase. In the publisher's original shrink wrap. New, Dust jackets match slipcase graphics. Volume 1: England. Volume 2: Scotland and Ireland. Hundreds of high quality illustrations and maps throughout. Large and heavy book. Priced to include any difference in shipping, depending on your location. Book is large and heavy. Seller Inventory # 1803