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A description of the Amsterdam cartographic scene in the first half of the 17th century.
The history of each copperplate in its different states is fully described and a full bibliography and list of extant examples or impressions provided for each item.
Contents of Volume 5
I Amsterdam's cartographic scene in the first half of the 17th century
II. Wall maps of the four continents by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1608)
1. Engraved allegorical representations of the four continents
2. Sets of wall maps of the continents, published in the Netherlands before 1608
3. The states of the four continents by Willem Jansz. [Blaeu] published in 1608 and later
4. The engravers and publishers of the wall maps of the four continents
5. The wall maps of the four continents by Willem Jansz. [Blaeu]: description and analysis
III. The wall maps of Germania by the Visscher and Blaeu families
1. Wall maps of Germania published in the Southern Netherlands
2. The wall map by Rumold Mercator (1590) and the later states by the Hondius and Visscher families
3. The 1612 wall map of Germania by Willem Jansz. (Blaeu] and the later states
IV. The wall maps of Holland and West-Friesland published by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1621) and the Visscher family
V. Wall map of Italy by Willem Jansz. [Blaeu] (1614-1617)
VI. Wall map of Flanders by Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1638
Full scale reproductions of the following ten wall maps are included:
Text volume: Blue cloth, bound with gold imprint. Format 400x285mm/ 15,5x11,5inch. Text in Dutch and English; 350 illustrations in black and white. 400 pp.
Map volume: Blue cloth portfolio, bound with gold imprint. Format 410x580mm/ 16x23inch. 120 grams paper [cream coloured] 10 wall maps.
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