Tags: 17th, antique, blaeu, century, engraved, france, large, nice, touraine, willem
Title of the map. Ducatus TURONENSISI Perlustratus et descriptus ab ISAACO FRANCO, Aedili regio, et in ea provincia viarum magistro. Large and nice antique copper engraved map of Touraine, in France. The map depicts the valley of la Loire, with Tours, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Blois, etc. With two nice cartouches, and the coat of arms of the region. Size with margins : 57,2 x 48,8 cm / 22,4 x 18,8 inches. Edition : Amsterdam, 1640, 17th century, Latin edition. Condition : very good condition, in colors, large margins. Willem Blaeu was the founder of the Blaeu cartography dynasty, the finest mapmakers of the Golden age of Dutch cartography. He studied astronomy with Tycho Brahe at Uranienborg, and moved to Amsterdam to establish a shop in 1605, close his contemporaries and rivals Johannes Janssonius and Jacob Colom. He produced globes at first. The sons of Willem, Johan and Joan, joined him in the firm. They produced their first atlas together in 1630 the “Atlas Appendix”. Five years later, their produced their “Atlas Novus”, edited in 4 languages. After the death of Willem, Joan expanded the Atlas Novus into the Atlas Major, the largest atlas of its time. This edition had between nine and twelve volumes, beautifully engraved and coloured. In 1648, they produced a very large wall world map in 20 parts. And they continued to produce globes too. We send maps by DHL Express. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Date Range: 1600-1699
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Year: 1640
- Cartographer/Publisher: Willem Blaeu
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Country/Region: France