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Atlas Maior - Francia (Joan Blaeu Atlas Maior 1665) [Hardcover]

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Maps of France from Joan Blaeu's exquisite world atlas of 1665 The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Maior, completed in 1665. The original eleven-volume Latin edition, containing 594 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Joanes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Blaeu to produce a grandiose edition of the largest and most complete atlas to date. Covering Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, Blaeu's Atlas Maior was a remarkable achievement and remains to this day one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. This reprint, including all 64 maps of France, is made from the National Library of Vienna's colored, gold-heightened copy, thus assuring the best possible detail and quality. Alongside original quotes from Joan Blaeu relating to the individual maps, the new text by Peter van der Krogt explains the historical and cultural associations and introduces the reader into the fascinating world of early modern cartography. The text is in French, English and German. The author: Peter van der Krogt, the leading expert in the field of Dutch atlases, is a collaborator on the Explokart Research Program for the History of Cartography at the University of Utrecht's Faculty of Geosciences. Since 1990 he has been working on Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, the carto-bibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands. His second project is the compilation, in co-operation with the Nijmegen University, of an illustrated and annotated catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, the most important multi-volume atlas preserved in the Austrian National Library, which was added to Unesco's ?Memory of the World? register in 2004.

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 15.35" Width: 10.24" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   4.54 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2006
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822851051  
ISBN13  9783822851050  

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1Books > Foreign Language Books > French > All French Books
2Books > Foreign Language Books > French > History
3Books > Foreign Language Books > French > Nonfiction
4Books > Foreign Language Books > French > Professional & Technical
5Books > Foreign Language Books > French > Reference
6Books > Foreign Language Books > French > Travel
7Books > Foreign Language Books > German > All German Books
8Books > Foreign Language Books > German > History
9Books > Foreign Language Books > German > Nonfiction
10Books > Foreign Language Books > German > Professional & Technical
11Books > Foreign Language Books > German > Reference
12Books > Foreign Language Books > German > Travel
13Books > Subjects > History > Europe > France > General
14Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Germany > General
15Books > Subjects > Reference > Atlases & Maps > Atlases
16Books > Subjects > Reference > General
17Books > Subjects > Science > Earth Sciences > Cartography
18Books > Subjects > Science > Technology > History of Technology
19Books > Subjects > Travel > Europe > Germany > General

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