The World

  • Author: Willem Janszoon Blaeu
  • Date: 1638
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 24" x 19"
  • Centimeters: 61.54 x 48.72
  • Price: Sold

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tablua

This is a particularly fine copy of Blaeu's world map based on Mercator's projection first published on its own in 1606 as a reduced version of his large world map of 1605. Its clarity, detail and striking Classical ornamentation made it "one of the supreme examples of the map maker's art."
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