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Geographia Blaviana: Blaeu 1667

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  • Title: Geographia Blaviana
  • Author: Joan Blaeu
  • Date: 1667
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Inches: 12 x 17 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 30.48 x 43.18 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 3011001

Frontispiece from Joan Blaeu's Atlas Maior, or Geographica Blaviana, the largest and most expensive book published in the seventeenth century and a masterpiece of Dutch Golden Age cartography. Printed in Amsterdam between 1662 and 1672, the atlas was published in multiple languages: eleven volumes in Latin, twelve in French, nine in Dutch, ten in German, and ten in Spanish. Each volume contained 594 maps and around 3,000 pages of text.