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1608. [Angra - Madera - Porto Santo - Sao Miguel] Pascaarte vande Eijlanden van Madera en Port Sancto, vertoonende degelegentheijt vande Reede aldaer en hoese van malcanderen zijn gheleghen . . .

  • [Angra - Madera - Porto Santo - Sao Miguel]  Pascaarte vande Eijlanden van Madera en Port Sancto, vertoonende degelegentheijt vande Reede aldaer en hoese van malcanderen zijn gheleghen . . .

[Angra - Madera - Porto Santo - Sao Miguel] Pascaarte vande Eijlanden van Madera en Port Sancto, vertoonende degelegentheijt vande Reede aldaer en hoese van malcanderen zijn gheleghen . . . information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 13635x6277 px
Disk Size: 
 28.0515MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  189.38 х 87.18
Printing at 150 dpi 
 90.9 х 41.85
Printing at 300 dpi 
 45.45 х 20.92

Early Sailing Chart of the Madeira, Angra and Sao Miguel.

Rare sea chart showing the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, with smaller maps showing Angra and a portion of Sao Miguel.

The chart appeared in J Blaeu's Het Licht der Zee-vaert , first published in 1608.

The charts for this atlas are titled in both Dutch and French and are extremely rare. This is the only example of the chart we have seen on the market in more than 20 years.

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prominent Dutch geographer and publisher. Born the son of a herring merchant, Blaeu chose not fish but mathematics and astronomy for his focus. He studied with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom he honed his instrument and globe making skills. Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam, where he sold instruments and globes, published maps, and edited the works of intellectuals like Descartes and Hugo Grotius. In 1635, he released his atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.

Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his father’s business rather than practice. After his father’s death, the brothers took over their father’s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Later in life, Joan would modify and greatly expand his father’s Atlas novus, eventually releasing his masterpiece, the Atlas maior, between 1662 and 1672.


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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
13635x6277 px
Disk:
28.0515MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Willem Janszoon Blaeu.
$14.99

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