Sign In

Forgot Password Create Account

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 / 1635
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53057
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64721op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
60512
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53342
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
52475
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1629 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58202
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64107op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64438op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64644op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64275op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
63952op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1634
Size:
19 x 14.75 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
64187op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53127
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1688 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0163ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53017
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64914op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64460op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
64387op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
64643op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1624
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40362se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31235
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
64787op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
47466

Archived

Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
13337
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1634
Size:
19.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
15135
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
13915
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24968
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
32095
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0309
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
25552
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1634
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
15129
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
25335
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0282
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
17157
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17739
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33318
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
44040
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1688 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0172ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1688 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0168ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28707
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0319
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
26915
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18706
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1650
Size:
21 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
m0400
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
18 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16300
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22372
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23121
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23902
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
32676
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37726
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0645
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1553
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16954
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
21.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23540
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14373
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3321
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3362
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
m0405
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1636
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
19338
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23900
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
27643
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49557
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
42744
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1634
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14964
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0315
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
26030
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1267
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
25559
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28006
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
63846op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1636
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15528
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24707
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1642 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37991