Copperplate

J. Blaeu : 21 items
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-62
£720
51.5 x 41.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. Latin text on the verso narrows dating of this example to the editions of 1645, 1648 or 1662. The map is in original colour, embellished with gold-leaf highlights, marking it out as a special order.
Ref: CAM 007
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1647, 1648 or 1664 (1645)
£250
49.5 x 41cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Dutch text to the verso dates this example to the editions of 1647, 1648 or 1664.
Ref: CUM 011
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-67
£225
49.5 x 37.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. A very nice example in original colour. French text to verso dates the map to the editions of 1645, 1648, 1663 or 1667.
Ref: DUR 016
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1647, 1648 or 1664 (1645)
£260
51 x 38.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Dutch text to the verso dates this example to the editions of 1647, 1648 or 1664. Light overall toning.
Ref: GLA 003
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1647,1648 or 1664 (1645)
£495
49.5 x 38cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, later titled the Atlas Maior, was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. Dutch text to verso dates this example to 1647, 1648 or 1664. Original full colour. Repaired tears to top and lower centrefold well outside the printed area. Some soiling to margins, but the printed area generally clean and fresh.
Ref: HRT 1249
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645, 1648 or 1662 (1645)
£235
49.5 x 39cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Latin text to the verso dates this example to the editions of 1645, 1648, or 1662. Original colour.
Ref: HUN 145
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-62 (1645)
£320
49.5 x 41.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Latin text to the verso dates this example to the editions of 1645, 1648, or 1662. Original colour. Repair to bottom centrefold outside the printed area.
Ref: LIN 361
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-72 (1645)
£520
40.5 x 39cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. An excellent example in original colour and supplied in an attractive frame.
Ref: MID 377
 
J. Blaeu    Novus Atlas, Das ist Welt-beschreibung 1645-67 (1645)
£295
49.5 x 38cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. German text to verso dates this example to the editions of 1645, 1648 or 1667. It is in original colour and in very good condition.
Ref: RUT 601
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-72
£500
49 x 37.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. This example is in original full colour. Some repaired marginal tears, of which one expertly repaired at bottom margin impinges the printed area. A superby fresh example on japanned paper. No text on verso.
Ref: SUF 662
 
J. Blaeu    Atlas Mayor 1659 or 1662 (1645)
£550
52 x 38cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. Spanish text on verso dates this example to the 1659 or 1662 editions. Original full colour. Repaired top and bottom centrefold tears but well outside the printed area.
Ref: SUS 691
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-67 (1645)
£495
50 x 41cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Warwickshire map also covers Worcestershire. This example is in original colour, in excellent condition, framed and double glazed. French text to verso dates it as from the 1645, 1648, 1663 or 1667 editions.
Ref: WOR 756
 
J. Blaeu    Tooneel des Aerdrycks, oft Nieuwe Atlas 1647-64 (1645)
£410
49.5 x 41cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Dutch text to the verso dates this example to the editions of 1647, 1648 or 1664. Original colour. Some marginal spotting, but away from the printed area.
Ref: WIL 740
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645-67 (1645)
£495
50 x 41cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Worcestershire map also covers Warwickshire. This example is in original colour, in excellent condition, framed and double glazed. French text to verso dates it as from the 1645, 1648, 1663 or 1667 editions.
Ref: WOR 756
 
J. Blaeu    Atlas Mayor 1659/1662
£420
52 x 41.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. Spanish text on the verso narrows dating of this example to the editions of 1659 or 1662. The maps is in original colour. There are a few nicks to the extremities of the wide borders, but well away from the printed area.
Ref: ESS 1630
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum/Atlas Maior 1645-72
£220
26.5 x 40.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. Checking the language of the text on the verso of this map might enable more specific dating to specific editions, but the map has not been examined out of the attractive frame in which it is supplied. Original colour and in good condition.
Ref: BUC 1628
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus/Atlas Maior 1645-62
£475
50.5 x 38cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. Latin text on the verso narrows dating of this example to the editions of 1645, 1648 or 1662. The map is in full colour and in excellent condition. It is supplied in an attractive and double-glazed frame allowing the text on the verso to be read.
Ref: OXF 1629
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1645/1648/1662 (1645)
£495
50 x 39.5cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. A good example, possibly in original colour. Latin text to verso dates the map to the editions of 1645, 1648, or 1662.
Ref: LAN 012
 
J. Blaeu T. Pont    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1654
£160
52 x 41cm


Liddesdale (part of Roxburgshire). Timothy Pont is probably the foremost of Scotland's early cartographers, and from the early 1580's until his early death in c 1611-14, he surveyed much of the country. Most of his work was not, however, published in his lefetime. The manuscript maps he left eventually found their way to John Blaeu in Amsterdam, who used them as the basis for volume 5 (devoted to maps of Scotland and Ireland and first published in 1654)) of his world atlas. Of the 46 Scottish maps in the volume, 36 carry attributions to Pont as author, including this one of Liddesdale, part of Roxburghshire.
Ref: ROX 001
 
J. Blaeu T. Pont    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1754
£160
53 x 41.5cm


Western Galloway (Wigtonshire). Timothy Pont is probably the foremost of Scotland's early cartographers, and from the early 1580's until his early death in c 1611-14, he surveyed much of the country. Most of his work was not, however, published in his lefetime. The manuscript maps he left eventually found their way to John Blaeu in Amsterdam, who used them as the basis for volume 5 (devoted to maps of Scotland and Ireland and first published in 1654)) of his world atlas. Of the 46 Scottish maps in the volume, 36 carry attributions to Pont as author, including this one of western Galloway. An early edition without the sailing ships added for the 1662 Atlas Maior edition.
Ref: WIG 001
 
J. Blaeu    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1647, 1648 or 1664 (1645)
£200
50 x 33cm


The Blaeu family were one of the leading Dutch map producers of the 17th century. Their major work was a multi volume world atlas initiated by Willem Blaeu and expanded by his son Joan. Their maps were beautifully designed and engraved, and are often found with original colour, making them most desirable to collectors. 1645 saw the first publication of volume 4 of the atlas, containing maps of England and Wales. There were several re-issues between then and 1672 when most of Blaeu's plates were lost in a fire which engulfed his Amsterdam premises. The Dutch text to the verso dates this example to the editions of 1647, 1648 or 1664. A few repired tears to the outer margins, and to one longer one just touching the left hand border.
Ref: DER 011