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I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.

Joan Blaeu. Atlas Maior of 1665

80Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)Disponibilità: Disponibile
L’Atlas Maior di Joan Blaeu è una delle imprese più stravaganti della storia della cartografia. Questa splendida edizione si basa sulla copia completa colorata e dorata della Biblioteca Nazionale Austriaca e ristampa le 594 mappe che coprono tutti i continenti allora conosciuti secondo i più alti standard di riproduzione, rendendo piena giustizia a questa lussuosa meraviglia barocca.
Copertina rigida9.7 x 14.8 in.9.11 lb512 pagine
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Joan Blaeu. Atlas Maior of 1665

Joan Blaeu. Atlas Maior of 1665


Before google maps

The finest atlas ever published

Superlatives tend to fail in describing Joan Blaeu’s Atlas Maior—that being said, it stands as one of the most extravagant feats in the history of mapmaking. The original Latin edition, completed in 1665, was the largest and most expensive book to be published during the 17th century. Its 594 maps appearing across 11 volumes spanned Arctica, Africa, Asia, Europe, and America. Ambitious in scale and artistry, it is included in the Canon of Dutch History, an official survey of 50 individuals, creations, or events that chart the most important historical developments of the Netherlands.

TASCHEN’s meticulous reprint brings this luxurious Baroque wonder into the hands of modern readers. In an age of digitized cartography and global connectivity, it celebrates the steadfast beauty of quality printing and restores the wonder of an exploratory age, in which Blaeu’s native Amsterdam was a center of international trade and discovery.

This edition is based on the Austrian National Library’s complete colored and gold-heightened copy of Atlas Maior, assuring the finest detail and quality. University of Amsterdam’s Peter van der Krogt introduces the historical and cultural significance of the atlas while providing detailed descriptions for individual maps, revealing the full scale and ambition of Blaeu’s masterwork.
Gli autori

Joan Blaeu (1596 Alkmaar–1673 Amsterdam) was a leading Dutch cartographer and member of the Amsterdam council. Son of Willem Blaeu, also a famed cartographer, Joan and his brother Cornelius took over his father’s workshop in 1638. He became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company and would gain further fame with a collection of Dutch city maps entitled Tooneel der Steeden, the first atlas of Scotland, and the masterwork Atlas Maior.

Peter van der Krogt is a leading expert on Dutch atlases. Since 1990, he has been working on Koeman’s Atlantes Neerlandici, the cartobibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands. Van der Krogt is Jansonius curator at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam, and until 2017, he was a researcher in the history of cartography at the University of Utrecht.

Joan Blaeu. Atlas Maior of 1665
Copertina rigida24.7 x 37.5 cm4.13 kg512 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-3803-9

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)
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Perfect for a gift

Rogério,4 novembre 2021
A part of the complete Atlas Maior.

Large and wonderfully printed historical maps

Alberto,3 novembre 2021
The book is massive and wonderfully printed, and is a great source of inspiration for anybody interested in drawing old fashioned maps. It was also wonderful to search (and find!) my little hometown in a 400 years old map! A great conversation starter for sure.