BLAEU, WILLEM JANSZOON and JOHANNES BLAEU.
[Theatrum orbis terrarum sive Atlas novus. Amsterdam: Blaeu, 1645-50.]
52 hand-colored engraved double-page maps 600 x 515 mm (sheet size), Latin text on verso with hand-colored woodcut initials, decorative borders, cartouches, coats-of-arms, scales, compass roses, mileage charts, etc. Disbound, 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.