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Willem Blaeu, set of 5 maps: World & continents. 1643-50


Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica.

€35000  ($41650 / £31150)
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Item Number:  24287
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar

Beautiful set of 5 matched cartes-a-figures maps of the world and continents by Willem Blaeu, all with panels top and sides, world with panels below.

- Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica - 41x55cm. (Shirley (World), 255 State 4; Van der Krogt 2, 0001:2A; Schilder 6, 1.4)

Beautiful world map with superb border decorations. Along the top are allegorical representations of the sun, moon and the five known planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. On the left the four elements, and on the right the four seasons. Along the bottom are seven vignettes showing the seven wonders of the world.

"Blaeu's world map is one of the foremost examples of ornamentation and decoration during the Golden Age of Dutch cartography."

- Europa recens descripta - (Van der Krogt 2, 1000:2; Schilder 6, 26.3)

- Africae nova descriptio - (Van der Krogt 2, 8600:2; Schilder 6, 11,2; Betz, 57.2; Norwich O.I, 32)

- Asia noviter delineata - (Van der Krogt 2, 8000:2; Schilder 6, 21.2)

- Americae nova Tabula - (Van der Krogt 2, 9000:2; Schilder 6, 16.4; Burden, 189 State 4)

Copper engravings
Approx. size each: 41 x 55cm (16 x 21.5 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Orignal coloured, excellent. Very nice set.
Condition Rating: A

From: Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas. J. Blaeu, 1643-50. (Van der Krogt 2, 212)