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Nova Italiae Delineatio - Willem Janszoon Blaeu


Nova Italiae Delineatio - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Nova Italiae delineatio. Copper engraving of 1635 with excellent watercolor coloring. Measurement of the engraved part 37.9 x 49.7 cm. Map of Italy based on the Magini precedent, published for the first time in 1630, with decorative cartouches, ships and sea monsters. Exemplary with a slight fold, otherwise in good condition, with large editorial margins intact. Printed on laid paper with watermark. Engraved by Willem Janszoon Blaeu. (Alkmar 1571 - Amsterdam 1638). Mathematician, astronomer and above all a great cartographer, he began his activity as a builder of globes, but already in 1604 he began producing cards. In 1608 he published a maritime atlas that dominated the first quarter of a century not only in the Netherlands, but also in France. In 1631 he published the famous "Appendix" a continuation of the atlases of Ortelio and Mercatore in the modesty of the title, but in reality a work with a new vision of cartography. It is an atlas that extends to the whole world in an organic way and which continues after the death of the two sons of William, John and Cornelio, reaches twelve volumes. It is the so-called "Geographia Blaviana" model for a whole period for the accuracy of the cards, the color and also the refined craft presentation of the bindings in parchment. Dead in 1638 the chalcography continued until 1672 when the plant burned almost completely.

€ 750.00

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