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Blaeu, Joan, 1596–1673
Novum ac magnum theatrum urbium Belgicae foederatae / ad praesentis temporis faciem expressum a Ioanne Blaeu, Amstelaedamensi.
Additional Title(s):
Novvm ac magnvm theatrvm vrbivm Belgicae liberae ac foederatae
[Amsterdam] : [Joan Blaeu], [1649]
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([584] pages) : illustrations, maps, plans ; 54 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 40
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
Includes 129 sheets bearing maps, most folded at the inner margin (Koeman calls for 128). Some sheets bear multiple maps.
Relief shown pictorially.
The title page is engraved, with title printed on a letterpress slip pasted to the sheet (lacking in the Koeman copy).
French text "Privilege": "Ces deux Volumes du Pays-bas ont esté achevé le 27 Septembre, 1649." Dutch text "Privilegie" dated by Cornelis Musch, 1648. For additional description of the preliminaries, see Koeman.
The gatherings are signed; pages are not numbered.
Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Bl 66
Includes "Index urbium et munimentorum Belgicae Foederatae hoc volumine comprehensorum."
BAC Folio A 2023 40: Title page includes the printed title slip lacking in Koeman Bl 66. Plate titles are more complete than those listed in Koeman, with dedications and descriptions like those in the Koeman Bl 62. Spelling, signatures, and text vary somewhat from Koeman. Bound in contemporary vellum. Plates are not colored. Armorial bookplate: Edward Pedder Junr. 1800.
Subject Terms:
Cities and towns -- Netherlands.
Netherlands -- Defences -- Maps.
Netherlands -- Description and travel.
Netherlands -- History.
Pedder, Edward, -1818 -- Bookplate.

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