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Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prominent Dutch geographer and publisher. Born the son of a herring merchant, Blaeu chose not fish but mathematics and astronomy for his focus. He studied with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom he honed his instrument and globe making skills. Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam, where he sold instruments and globes, published maps, and edited the works of intellectuals like Descartes and Hugo Grotius. In 1635, he released his atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.

Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his father’s business rather than practice. After his father’s death, the brothers took over their father’s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Later in life, Joan would modify and greatly expand his father’s Atlas novus, eventually releasing his masterpiece, the Atlas maior, between 1662 and 1672.

Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1605
Size:
21 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
84008
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1609 circa
Size:
71.5 x 52 inches
Condition:
See Description
Stock#:
100699
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1635)
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
94106
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28780
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623 circa
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39414se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623 circa
Size:
13.75 x 10.1 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75148
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623 circa
Size:
14 x 10.2 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75203
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75286
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623 circa
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
75344
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75521
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75607
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1624
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39306se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1624
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40362se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1629 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
61367
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
99188
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
99235
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
99439
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
See Description
Stock#:
99611
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
100400
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1631 circa
Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
100104
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1631
Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
100103

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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1607 circa (1632 ca)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68766
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1608
Size:
10 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27519
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1612
Size:
51.75 x 71 inches
Condition:
Stock#:
80894
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1613 (1635 ca)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches and 12.5 x 29.5
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
25991
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1613 (1635 ca)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
49274
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1613 (1635)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53272
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1613 (1635)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
60133
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1613 (1635)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
74017
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1617
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
36629dh
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1617
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
57383
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1617
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
49850
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1618 (1635)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
13754
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1618 (1634)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
15067
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1618 (1640)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26815
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621
Size:
35.5 x 27.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21416
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23800
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1635)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
36857
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1640)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
37071
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621
Size:
35.5 x 27.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
38661hs
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1640 ca)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40083
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1640 ca)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46760
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1635)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
52415a
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 circa
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
61264
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621
Size:
35.5 x 27.5 inches
Condition:
Stock#:
71314
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1633)
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
68509
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1635)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
69920
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
22 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28677
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28707
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28731