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Blaeu, Joan, 1596–1673

Atlas maior, sive, Cosmographia Blauiana : qua solum, salum, coelum, accuratissime describuntur.

Additional Title(s):

Atlas maior, sive, Cosmographia Blaviana

Added engraved title page: Geographia Blauiana

Amstelaedami : Labore & sumptibus Ioannis Blaeu, MDCLXII [1662]
Physical Description:
11 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 58 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2023 10
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
With added title pages for each volume: Geographiae Blauianae volumen primum [-undecimum].
First edition. Subsequently published in French, Dutch, German, and Spanish; the Latin version was also sold with v. 1 dated 1665 and v. 2-11 dated 1662.
Koeman, C. Atlantes neerlandici, Bl 56
Includes indexes.
BAC Folio B 2023 10: Maps and illustrations are hand-colored, many heightened in gold. Bound in contemporary red velvet. A presentation copy to Leopold I, Holy Roman Emporer, volume 1 with a special dedication leaf on red paper, printed in black and gold.
Subject Terms:
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1640-1705 -- Ownership.
World atlases.

  • v. 1. Arctica. Europa, liber 1-2: Norvegia. Dania. Sleswic
  • v. 2. Europa, liber 3-7: Suecia. Russia. Polonia. Regiones orientales ultra Germaniam circa Danubium. Graecia
  • v. 3. Europa, liber 8: Germania --v. 4. Europa, liber 9-10: Belgica regia
  • v. 5. Europa, liber 11: Anglia
  • v. 6. Europa, liber 12-13: Scotia. Hibernia
  • v. 7. Europa, liber 14-15: Gallia. Helvetia
  • v. 8. Europa, liber 16: Italia
  • v. 9. Europa, liber 17: Hispania. Africa
  • v. 10. Asia
  • v. 11. America.

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