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1640. Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae

  • Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae

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 12999x10498 px
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 23.205MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam

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Venezuela cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae

Finely colored example of Blaeu's map of Venezuela and the Northeastern part of South America.

Includes 2 decorative cartouches, vignettes of various indigenous animals, a compass rose and rhumb lines, etc.

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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Year of creation:
Size:
12999x10498 px
Disk:
23.205MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Willem Janszoon Blaeu.
$14.99

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