ATLAS MAIOR OF 1665. Introduction and texts by Peter van der Krogt, based on the copy in the Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, with a selection of original texts by Joan Blaeu. Directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen.

Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673. Peter van der Krogt (Introduction, texts). Benedikt Taschen (director).

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593, [1] pages. Hardcover: H 44.75cm x L 30cm. Dust jacket lightly rubbed, short 1cm tear near top of front flap fold. Pictorial boards. With white cloth page marker sewn into binding. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout with several foldouts. Text in English, German and French translated from the original Dutch. Features facsimiles of selected maps and text from the Latin edition of ATLAS MAIOR (Amsterdam, 1665) from the copy held by the Austrian National Library. Please note that this very large book has an approximate shipping weight of 15 pounds (6.8 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. ISBN 3822831255. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: ""The greatest and finest atlas ever published"" The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Johann Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Major, completed in 1662. The original 11-volume Latin edition, containing 593 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Johannes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Blaeu to produce a grandiose edition of the largest and most complete atlas to date. Covering Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, Blaeu's Atlas Major was a remarkable achievement and remains to this day one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. This reprint is made from the National Library of Vienna's complete, colored, gold-heightened copy, thus assuring the best possible detail and quality. The book's introduction, by the University of Utrecht's Peter van der Krogt, discusses the historical and cultural context and significance of the atlas; Krogt also provides detailed descriptions of the maps, allowing modern readers to fully appreciate Blaeu's masterwork.

About the Author: Peter van der Krogt, the leading expert on Dutch atlases, is researcher of the Explokart Research Program for the History of Cartography of the Faculty of Geosciences at the University of Utrecht. Since 1990 he has been working on the carto-bibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, and the compilation, in co-operation with Erlend de Groot, of an illustrated and annotated catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, the most important collector's atlas.

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