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BLAEU, Willem

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Place Published: Amsterdam
Publisher: Willem Blaeu
Date Published: 1662

Description: Map. Engraving. Image measures 15 x 19.5".

Comments: This detailed map of eastern Switzerland depicts the Graubunden Canton. Includes Chur, Davos, St. Moritz, etc. The region of Graubunden was once part of the Roman Empire's Raetia province. Throughout, the map labels cities, towns, villages with topography beautifully rendered in profile. The four corners of the map include beautifully engraved cartouches with the title cartouche engraved by Philip Cluver featuring soldiers and river gods. Engraved by Simon Hamersveldt. The map was originally published by Jodocus Hondius and reissued by Blaeu with his own imprint. The map is in good condition with minor wear along original centerfold. Minimal foxing. Original pressmark is visible.

Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prolific Dutch mapmaker who started one of the most famous map publishing firms of the 17th century. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. This is a beautiful example of his work.

Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 265564

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