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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 / 1617
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623 circa
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
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25375
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10 inches
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VG
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28780
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
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14 x 10 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
Size:
14 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
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28923
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623 circa
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
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VG+
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39414se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1624
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
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VG+
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39306se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1624
Size:
14.5 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
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40362se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1624 circa
Size:
14.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
45468
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1629 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58202
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1634
Size:
30 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
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47919
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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31235
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
15.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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39110mp2
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53057
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
19 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
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43343
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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43714
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
15 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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44124
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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VG+
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49784
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG+
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53226
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
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19 x 15 inches
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VG+
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54279
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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54740
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
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20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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53305
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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53653
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
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19.5 x 15 inches
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VG+
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52971
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
20 x 16 inches
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VG+
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53127
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
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20 x 15 inches
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VG+
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53713
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
20 x 16 inches
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VG
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52475
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
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19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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52281
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
21 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
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55966
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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57727

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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1608
Size:
10 x 7 inches
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Amsterdam / 1613 (1635 ca)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches and 12.5 x 29.5
Condition:
VG
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25991
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1613 (1635 ca)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches
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49274
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1613 (1635)
Size:
30 x 29.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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53272
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Amsterdam / 1617
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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Amsterdam / 1617
Size:
22 x 16 inches
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Amsterdam / 1618 (1635)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
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Amsterdam / 1618 (1634)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
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Amsterdam / 1618 (1640)
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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Amsterdam / 1621
Size:
35.5 x 27.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1635)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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36857
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1640)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
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VG
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Amsterdam / 1621
Size:
35.5 x 27.5 inches
Condition:
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Amsterdam / 1621 (1640 ca)
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22 x 16 inches
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Amsterdam / 1621 (1640 ca)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
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46760
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1621 (1635)
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1623
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22 x 10 inches
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VG
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Amsterdam / 1623
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14 x 10 inches
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Amsterdam / 1623
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Amsterdam / 1629
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1629
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Amsterdam / 1630
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
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21 x 15.5 inches
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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
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19 x 15 inches
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Amsterdam / 1630
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20.5 x 16 inches
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Amsterdam / 1630
Size:
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Amsterdam / 1630
Size:
21 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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1834
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1630
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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1993