Blaeu's map of Spitsbergen
By BLAEU, Johannes , 1665


Europe Scandinavia
  • 作者: BLAEU, Johannes
  • 出版地: Amsterdam
  • 发布日期: 1665.
  • 物理描述: Engraved map in contemporary hand-colour, heightened in gold.
  • 方面: 380 by 490mm. (15 by 19.25 inches).
  • 库存参考: 9689


Based on the Muscovy Company’s map of 1625, Blaeu’s map of Spitsbergen introduces a number of new place names along the north coast and marks and names the Hinlopen straight.

The map appeared in the ‘Atlas Major’, which, in its various editions, was the largest atlas ever published. It was justly famed for its production values, its high typographic standard, and the quality of its engraving, ornamentation, binding and colouring. The atlas frequently served as the official gift of the Dutch Republic to princes and other authorities. It is one of the most lavish and highly prized of all seventeenth-century illustrated books.


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