Timeline of explorers, mapmakers and publishers swaen. Atlantes neerlandici, bl 16 a available also through the library of congress web site as a raster image. The cartographers guild is a forum created by and for map makers and aficionados, a place where every aspect of cartography can be admired, examined, learned, and discussed. Mostly renowned as a cartographer, he also made terrestrial and celestial globes, various instruments such as quadrants, a planetarium and a tellurium. The book of bibles bibliotheca universalis by stephan fussel hardcover. He and his brother cornelius took over the studio after their. While the work of hondius, janssonius, and blaeu is still widely celebrated, it is helpful to look. Pieter and johannes blaeus chart of europe one of the last maps to bear the blaeu family imprint and a highlight of the mapmakers artistic. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Willem janszoon blaeu, also abbreviated to willem jansz. The greatest and finest atlas ever published this book is gorgeous. When joan blaeu started publication of his most important work, the atlas major. Willem blaeu s wall maps are considered to be among the most influential and artistically virtuous masterpieces of the great era of baroque cartography. The atlas maior, the cartographical masterpiece of the baroque, was brought out in 1662 and 1665 by the amsterdam publisher joan blaeu, one of hollands leading cartographers.
C and sought to publish it in a book featuring maps of their discoveries. Blaeu, who apprenticed from 1594 to 1596 under the eminent danish astronomer tycho brahe, returned to the netherlands and quickly established himself as one of amsterdams leading globe makers. Old and historical 17th century maps by joan blaeu. Also known as joan, jean, or john blaeu, johannes blaeu was a dutch cartographer and publisher born in alkmaar, netherlands in 1596. Willem janszoon blaeu 15711638 was a dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. Willem janzoon blaeu 15711638 founded the family business in 1596. Blaeus 26inch globes are the apotheosis of dutch golden age cartography. Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, atlas novus in two volumes. Atlantes neerlandici, bl 16 a available also through the library of congress web site as. But then, earth platinum edition was released, putting all other atlases to shame. A biography and history of his work as a cartographer and publisher hardcover 1973 by j keuning author. Joan blaeu 15961673 by the middle of the 17th century, amsterdam, the heart of the dutch empire, had become one of the important commercial cities in europe. Willem janszoon blaeu had been the pupil of tycho brahe and published his first atlas in 1631.
Along with his son johannes blaeu, willem is considered one of the notable figures of the netherlandishdutch school of cartography in its golden age. Along with his son johannes blaeu, willem is considered one of the notable figures of the netherlandishdutch school of cartography in its golden age the 16th and 17th centuries. They lost all of their plates, prints and stock, which effectively ruined the firm. In 2009, a company named millennium house published a 580page monster of an atlas entitled earth. Building on the legacy of his father, joan tried to publish a true cosmography.
The rise of the dutch republic from 1581 had been one of the truly remarkable feats in european history. The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was joan blaeu s exceptional atlas maior, completed in 1665. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Maps by numerous cartographers, as well as willem and joan blaeu. Joan blaeu 1596 alkmaar1673 amsterdam was a leading dutch cartographer and member of the amsterdam council. Derbyshire map, beautifully coloured reproduction by blaeu, johan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Bute map 1648 by johan blaeu from the atlas novus 1654 edition. Of cornelis we only know that his name occurs in the prefaces of books and atlases until c. Although copernicuss groundbreaking book on the revolutions of the spheres had been first printed in 1543, just over a century earlier, blaeu. Maps by blaeu abebooks abebooks shop for books, art.
On the map interviews with cartographers 2 welcome. Joan blaeu 1596 alkmaar1673 amsterdam was the son of willem blaeu and a leading dutch. Joan blaeu 23 september 1596 28 may 1673, was a dutch cartographer he was born in alkmaar, the son of cartographer willem blaeu in 1620 he became a doctor of law but he joined the work of his father. Its 594 maps appearing across 11 volumes spanned arctica, africa, asia, europe, and america. His johannes blaeu, was to help him in this venture, and after his fathers death took on the. Willem janszoon blaeu 15711638, was a dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. Bound in leather, handtooled and handgilded, the price was only listed upon application. Its publication was the culmination of the golden age of dutch cartography, an.
Joan blaeu dutch cartographer 15961673 joan blaeu nederlands drukker, cartograaf en uitgever van atlassen. Cartographers, globe makers and booksellers, the blaeu business flourished in amsterdam for over 40 years, until a fire destroyed their premises in 1672. Superlatives tend to fail in describing joan blaeu s atlas maiorthat being said, it stands as one of the most extravagant feats in the history of mapmaking. Make offer rare antique map france c 1640 johannes joan blaeu amsterdam archevesche cambray c1650 antique blaeu map cestria comitatus palatinus chester j. Giovanni battista boazio, mapped sir francis drakes voyage to the west indies and america. Joan blaeu was a dutch cartographer born in alkmaar, the son of cartographer willem blaeu. Anglia, scotia et hibernia jumbo annotated edition by blaeu, joan, krogt, peter c. He was the son of dutch cartographer willem blaeu, who himself spent years studying math and. A pair of globes terrestrial and celestial globus orbis terrae. He was born in alkmaar, the son of cartographer willem blaeu. Superlatives flounder in the face of joan blaeus atlas maior, one of the most extravagant feats in the history of mapmaking. Joan johan john blaeu 23 september 1596 28 may 1673 was a dutch cartographer. Created by celebrated dutch cartographer joan blaeu in 1648, the 10. One of the first maps to record the new continent was that of joan blaeu in his nova et accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula although the father and son blaeu team had produced various editions of their world atlas, with changes to regional maps, they had not updated the world atlas.
Alpinae seu foederatae rhaetiae subditarumque ei terrarum. Not surprisingly, blaeus atlas maior is included in the canon of dutch history. A very detailed copper engraved plan of ancient bologna, from johannes blaeus scarce series of italy town books. Blaeu mapmaker cartographer biography pine brook antique.
Willem janszoon blaeu 15711638 founded one of historys greatest cartographic publishing firms in 1599. This grand map is composed of 21 handprinted engraved images that show the known geography of the earth at that time along with images of the zodiac constellations and diagrams of. Joan blaeu 1596 alkmaar1673 amsterdam was a leading dutch cartographer. Joan and his brother cornelius took over the studio after their father died. Blaeu, was a dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. Joan blaeu, born in amsterdam, 1596, became partner in his fathers book trade and printing business. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. Fine atlases and travel books contained some extraordinary rarities, including johannes.
The seventeenth century has been rightly termed the age of atlases and at the forefront of their production was the blaeu family of cartographers. Vintage british isles world map willem and johan blaeu. A famous firm of dutch cartographers and publishers was established in the late 16th century by willem janszoon blaeu in amsterdam. In 1616 he published his first maps of france and italy and from then onwards he produced a very large number of maps, perhaps not quite rivalling those of the blaeu family but running a very close. Eclectic historic science and art images from rare books and prints. Willem blaeu project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Willem janszoon blaeu died in 1638, leaving his prospering business to his sons, cornelis and joan. New listing johan blaeu oxfordshire map atlus novus 1648 24 x 23 handpainted framed. A fine, copper engraved, handcoloured map of southern italy by one of the most famous cartographers of the period.
Son of willem blaeu, also a famed cartographer, joan and his brother cornelius took over his fathers workshop in 1638. Vintage british isles world map willem and johan blaeu 17th century old british isles map, from the atlas theatrum orbis terrarum 1635, with inset of the orkney islands is a fine example of the many old maps produced by the blaeu dynasty of cartographers. Islay map 1648 by johan blaeu from the atlas novus 1654. The apotheosis of the golden age of dutch cartography. Antique maps and old atlases by willem janszoon blaeu gotzfried. Blaeus hollandia nova was also depicted in his archipelagus orientalis sive asiaticus published in 1659 in the kurfursten atlas atlas of the great elector. Log in once logged in, you can add biography in the database.
In 1612 he married the daughter of the cartographer and publisher jodocus hondius, and then set up in business in amsterdam as a book publisher. Joan became the official cartographer of the dutch east india company. A guide to collecting maps for lovers of cartography, with insight from. Blaeu, willem janszoon 15711638 other dedicator dedicatee bookseller printer cartographer book producer author editor publisher. Originally appearing in latin, the atlas comprised 594 maps in 11 volumes, which depicted the whole of the world as known to early modern europe. The original latin edition, completed in 1665, was the largest and most expensive book to be published during the 17th century. The original 11volume latin edition, containing 536 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. Joan blaeu september 23, 1596 march 28, 1673, dutch. After blaeus death in 1638 his sons joan and cornelis continued the businees and finished the atlas novus and started an even larger work, the atlas maior. Just as with his previous cartographic publications, blaeu did not spend. Willem blaeu, a prolific cartographer and globemaker, by. The golden age of dutch cartography rare books digest. In 1620 he became a doctor of law but he joined the work of his father.421 8 760 1275 1459 1093 827 29 1263 258 257 1444 152 775 25 281 135 911 413 437 1169 1378 431 420 1234 340 593 1227 426 764 1240 153 857 1145 1606 48 1372 1092 1098 381 257 1257 1038 408 1116 309