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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 / 1682
Size:
22.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
89305
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1672
Size:
10.25 x 14 inches Including Text
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
85884
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19 x 15.75 inches
Condition:
Fair
Stock#:
75422
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
74565
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1682
Size:
20.5 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
89093
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1682 circa
Size:
33 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
89104

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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28525
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
44908mp2gc
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
44107
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
21.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
50067
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
25 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
62702
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
25 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
71413
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
25 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
80203
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1685 circa
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0183ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1685 circa
Size:
20.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0220ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1680 circa
Size:
20 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0155ops
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:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34455
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
20.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0152ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1649
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
80455
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34185
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34313
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1680 circa
Size:
21 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
60754ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1685 circa
Size:
20 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
0213ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1647
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
74339
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34287
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
72408
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1688 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0221ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41186
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
61682
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
75560
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
43931
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655 circa
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
44529
Place/Date:
Paris / 1655
Size:
22 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21159
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1646 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28082
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+
Stock#:
59056
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
63983op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1650 circa
Size:
20 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58650
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1688 circa
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0205ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
28076
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1640 circa
Size:
19 x 15 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
64871op
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1685 circa
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0199ops
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1655
Size:
19.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28373
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
22 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
25960
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23036
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662 circa
Size:
20 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34236
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1660 circa
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23357
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1638
Size:
20 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0028gh
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1662
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0029gh