BLAEU, WILLEM JANSZOON. 1571-1638, & JOHANNES BLAEU. 1596-1673.
[Theatrum orbis terrarum sive Atlas novus.] [Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1645-50.]
52 hand-colored engraved double-page maps, disbound, Latin text on verso with hand-colored woodcut initials, 600 x 515 mm (sheet size), decorative borders, cartouches, coats-of-arms, scales, compass roses, mileage charts, etc, stubs on verso, foxing to a few maps, a few marginal dampstains and repairs, overall clean and exceptionally bright.
A substantial collection of large, skillfully hand-colored maps from the 1645 edition of Blaeu's atlas, covering regions of modern day Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Holland, Italy, Austria, and Denmark.
See illustration preceding page.