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1635. Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan

  • Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan

Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 13335x10755 px
Disk Size: 
 36.969MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  185.21 х 149.38
Printing at 150 dpi 
 88.9 х 71.7
Printing at 300 dpi 
 44.45 х 35.85

Fine example of Blaeu's map of Colombia, part of Ecuador extending south to Esmereldas, and Venezuela extending east nearly to Caracas.

Includes 2 large compass roses, and two large cartouches. Provides an excellent view of mid-17th Century Columbia, including the course of the Magdalena River and its major tributaries.

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:
13335x10755 px
Disk:
36.969MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Willem Janszoon Blaeu.
$14.99

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