BLAEU (WILLEM and JOHANNES) Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, vol. 1-3, Amsterdam, J. & C. Blaeu, 1644
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BLAEU (WILLEM and JOHANNES)
Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, vol. 1-3, Amsterdam, J. & C. Blaeu, 1644
Sold for £ 43,750 (US$ 58,131) inc. premium

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BLAEU (WILLEM and JOHANNES) Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, vol. 1-3, Amsterdam, J. & C. Blaeu, 1644 BLAEU (WILLEM and JOHANNES) Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, vol. 1-3, Amsterdam, J. & C. Blaeu, 1644 BLAEU (WILLEM and JOHANNES) Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, vol. 1-3, Amsterdam, J. & C. Blaeu, 1644
BLAEU (WILLEM and JOHANNES)
Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus, vol. 1-3, Latin text, half-title to volume 1, 5 engraved architectural titles (some with overslips) and 278 engraved maps (nearly all double-page but 3 being illustrations in text), HAND-COLOURED THROUGHOUT, contemporary Dutch vellum gilt, lacking some ties [Koeman I, Bl.23B, 24A but variant imprint, 36B], folio (505 x 325mm.), Amsterdam, J. & C. Blaeu, 1644

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  • Handsome copy of Blaeu's atlas, covering Northern and Eastern Europe and the Low Countries (vol. 1), France, the Iberian Peninsula, Asia, Africa and the Americas (vol. 2), and Italy and the British Isles (vol. 3). The second part of vol. 2 collates per Koeman Bl.24A but has a different imprint crudely overprinted with 1644; the title to vol. 1 part two is also overprinted. Maps include the World, China, the Americas with inset city plans or views of South America, New England reaching down to Manhattan and Long Island, and Virginia and the Chesapeake River.

    Provenance: Prof. Dr. A. Siegenbeek Van Heukelom (1894-1956), acquired late 1920s; on loan to libraries of the universities of Leiden and Utrecht from 1934; thence by descent to the present owner.
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