Engraving from Novus Atlas, Vol. IV, Latin text. Original hand-colored coat-of-arms. Sheet size: 19 3/4 x 24". Inventory#: p391pmat. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Comitatus Dorcestria, sive Dorsettia; Vulgo ...
Publication Date: 1646
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Amsterdam, 1648. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571-1638) 'Comitatus Dorcestria, sive Dorsettia; vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire' from "Le Théatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas published in Amsterdam, 1648. 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 Dorset, a county in South West England on the English Channel coast with an exquisite cartouche in the upper left corner. 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.***. Seller Inventory # jn0504f
Book Description 1662. Amsterdam, 1662, Spanish-text edition. Original colour. 380 x 510mm. Split in lower centre fold margin, small hole in printed border. Decorative map of Dorset, published in Blaeu's 'Atlas Major', with a large title cartouche, armorials and galleons. Seller Inventory # 12141