Atlas Maior Sive Cosmographia Blaviana, Qua Solvm, Salvm, Coelvm, Accvratissime Describvntvr
- Amsterdam : Joan Blaeu, 1665.
- Physical description
- 1 atlas : 593 maps ; 54 x 35 cm.
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The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials., The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials.
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- Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673.
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- Blaeu's 11 volume Atlas Maior is considered by many to be the greatest atlas ever published, both in its own time and even today. It excels in comprehensiveness, engraving, color, and overall production. Each volume has a title page, with general title: Geographiæ Blavianæ volumen primum.... Each vol. has engraved special title page, hand colored. The first Latin edition was published in 1662. 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 (this copy). Bound as issued in vellum stamped in gilt with Blaeu device. Issued in 11 volumes. Contents: 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. This copy is from the National Library of Scotland and we are grateful to them for providing scanned images of the atlas as part of a joint project under the guidance of Christopher Fleet, Senior Map Curator at the NLS. For more information on Joan Blaeu and the Atlas Maior, see the National Library of Scotland website, http://maps.nls.uk/pont/bio/blaeu.html
- References: van der Krogt 2:601 [-3].1 (61) Note: Images only, physical copy at the National Library of Scotland.
- World Atlas.
- Pub list no.: 10017.000.
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