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1662. Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidenalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus

  • Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidenalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus

Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidenalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 7898x6807 px
Disk Size: 
 9.28569MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam
Author: 

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Printing at 72 dpi 
  109.69 х 94.54
Printing at 150 dpi 
 52.65 х 45.38
Printing at 300 dpi 
 26.33 х 22.69

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Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidenalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus

Nice old color example of Blaeu's map of the Yucatan peninsula, which appeared only in the late editions of Blaeu's atlases.

This is one of the earliest Dutch maps to focus on the region centered on the Yucatan Peninsula. Includes decorative cartouche and compass rose.

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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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
7898x6807 px
Disk:
9.28569MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Johannes Blaeu.
$14.99

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