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Joan, or Johannes, Blaeu (1596-1673) was the son of Willem Janszoon Blaeu. He inherited his father’s meticulous and striking mapmaking style and continued the Blaeu workshop until it burned in 1672. Initially, Joan trained as a lawyer, but he decided to join his father’s business rather than practice.

After his father’s death in 1638, Joan and his brother, Cornelis, took over their father’s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Joan brought out many important works, including Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula, a world map to commemorate the Peace of Westphalia which brought news of Abel Tasman’s voyages in the Pacific to the attention of Europe. This map was used as a template for the world map set in the floor of the Amsterdam Town Hall, the Groote Burger-Zaal, in 1655.

Joan also modified and greatly expanded his father’s Atlas novus, first published in 1635. All the while, Joan was honing his own atlas. He published the Atlas maior between 1662 and 1672. It is one of the most sought-after atlases by collectors and institutions today due to the attention to the detail, quality, and beauty of the maps. He is also known for his town plans and wall maps of the continents. Joan’s productivity slammed to a halt in 1672, when a fire completely destroyed his workshop and stock. Joan died a year later and is buried in the Westerkerk in Amsterdam.

Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635
Size:
21 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
81239
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
74024
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
74304
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
74339
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
74487
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
74565
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1648 circa
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
Stock#:
26195
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1648 circa
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34548
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1649
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
80455
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1650 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
76091
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
41395
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59262
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
51678
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
64628
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19.25 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75052
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
75122
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75152
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75218
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19 x 15.75 inches
Condition:
Fair
Stock#:
75422
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75428
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
Fair
Stock#:
75471
Place/Date:
/ 1655 circa
Size:
19.25 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75482
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19 x 15.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75559
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
75580
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.25 x 16 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
75591
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19 x 15.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75606
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.25 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
75610
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23357
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
20.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39385se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41473
Place/Date:
Amstedam / 1660 circa (1724)
Size:
20.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43844
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
21 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
71077
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
23 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39595se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
44963
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
16.5 x 21 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
65387
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
67827
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
19.5 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
78268
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20.5 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
78393
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
21.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
81020
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
25 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
81263
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
21.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83106mp2
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20.5 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85797
Place/Date:
/ 1672 circa
Size:
10.75 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85883
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1672
Size:
10.25 x 10.25 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85884

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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0023dg
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
56394
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1635 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
65029
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1638
Size:
20 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0028gh
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23690
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53476
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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59056
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
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63983op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
64871op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
38593
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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38720
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
39337
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645 circa
Size:
20.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
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56442
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1645 circa
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
Stock#:
84796
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1646 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28082
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
74383
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
Condition:
Stock#:
79268
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1649
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
24694
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1650 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58650
Place/Date:
n.p. / 1652 circa (20th Cen)
Size:
12 x 3 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33959
Place/Date:
n.p. / 1652 circa (??)
Size:
12 x 3 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40494
Place/Date:
n.p. / 1652 circa (20th Cen)
Size:
12 x 3 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
42265
Place/Date:
Paris / 1655
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21159
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0157gh
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27048
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28373
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0003rp
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0159gh
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0205gh
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49539
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41186
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
50092
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41350
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43007
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
43111
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
43931
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
44160
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
44529
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
21.5 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
blaeuchina
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
61682
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
20.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0152ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28076
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
62216
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
22.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
62312
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660
Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
70972