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1688. [Sweden] Gothia Auctore Andrea Bareo Sueco

  • [Sweden] Gothia Auctore Andrea Bareo Sueco

[Sweden] Gothia Auctore Andrea Bareo Sueco information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 5853x4676 px
Disk Size: 
 7.40765MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  81.29 х 64.94
Printing at 150 dpi 
 39.02 х 31.17
Printing at 300 dpi 
 19.51 х 15.59

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[Sweden] Gothia Auctore Andrea Bareo Sueco

Fine old color example of Blaeu's map of Lapland.

The present example is a late state of the map, with credit to Andrea Bareo for the map and an elegant dedication carouche at the left corner, both of which are added to the map after its original publication.

Cartouches depict numerous coat of arms and an army of peasants following a man in a chariot drawn by dogs.

Decorative map of Gothia published around 1640-50 by Johannes Blaeu. The map is richly decorated with a large figurative cartouche, scale of miles and in the upper corners with two coats of arms of Gothia in Sweden.

Joan, or Johannes, Blaeu (1596-1673) was the son of Willem Janszoon Blaeu. He inherited his father’s meticulous and striking mapmaking style and continued the Blaeu workshop until it burned in 1672. Initially, Joan trained as a lawyer, but he decided to join his father’s business rather than practice.

After his father’s death in 1638, Joan and his brother, Cornelis, took over their father’s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Joan brought out many important works, including Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula, a world map to commemorate the Peace of Westphalia which brought news of Abel Tasman’s voyages in the Pacific to the attention of Europe. This map was used as a template for the world map set in the floor of the Amsterdam Town Hall, the Groote Burger-Zaal, in 1655.

Joan also modified and greatly expanded his father’s Atlas novus, first published in 1635. All the while, Joan was honing his own atlas. He published the Atlas maior between 1662 and 1672. It is one of the most sought-after atlases by collectors and institutions today due to the attention to the detail, quality, and beauty of the maps. He is also known for his town plans and wall maps of the continents. Joan’s productivity slammed to a halt in 1672, when a fire completely destroyed his workshop and stock. Joan died a year later and is buried in the Westerkerk in Amsterdam.


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Year of creation:
Size:
5853x4676 px
Disk:
7.40765MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Johannes Blaeu.
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