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Third Centenary Edition of Johan Blaeu's Atlas 1/1000  

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The Third Centenary Edition of Johan Blaeu Le Grand Atlas Ou Cosmographie Blaviane. Amsterdam, 1663

Blaeu, Johan


Theatrum Orbis Terrarum



Complete in 12 volumes. With 598 maps & plates, additional map laid loose in volume 1. (Folio), original gilt-decorated "faux vellum" with twin blue spine labels lettered in gilt. No. 252 of 1000 copies. Facsimile Edition. 

Handsome facsimile of the 1663 Amsterdam edition. Johannes Blaeu first published this major work in Latin in 1662, and significantly expanded the text for his French edition of 1663. Blaeu's Atlas Maior, was the largest and most comprehensive atlas ever published, with a wealth of information on local history, customs, trades and commerce. The atlas was prized by the wealthy, with special copies made for statesmen and royalty, colored and bound to order.

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Varying degrees of rubbing or soiling to boards, occasional bumps to spine ends, vol. 3 with some scuffing to spine label; contents fine in very good or better bindings.

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