Comitatus Brechiniae; Breknoke

Willem Blaeu

Published by Amsterdam, 1645
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571-1638) 'Comitatus Brechiniae; Breknoke' from "Le Théatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas” published in Amsterdam, 1645. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring. Paper size:24"x19 1/2". Condition: Generally good with some minor aging along margins. A map depicting Breknoke county in the south of Wales with an attractive mileage cartouche and title cartouche at the bottom and coats-of-arms at the top. Verso: Text in Spanish. Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was the founding father of the single most important cartographic publishing company in the Netherlands for nearly one hundred years. Blaeu’s firm was based in Amsterdam, the center of European cartography at the time. Blaeu was also the hydographic expert for the famous East India Company and the chief cartographer of the United Republic of the Netherlands. Willem, along with his son Johanne, published the first two volumes of "Le Théatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas” in 1635 by 1672, however, the atlas had expanded into 12 volumes, the "Geographia Blaviana”, depicting in about 600 maps the entire known world with most up to date cartographic exactness of the time. The Bleau-atlasses, meant for the wealthiest Europeans, were produced using exceptionally high quality standards of engraving, typography, paper and hand-coloring, not to mention being expertly surveyed within the company. The maps are among the most beautiful ever made, embellished in the baroque style with ornamental cartouches and marvelous staffages so that the viewer is struck by the decorative value his eyes see. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***. Bookseller Inventory # jn0501f

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Title: Comitatus Brechiniae; Breknoke

Publisher: Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1645

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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