Map re-print by Willem Blaeu (1571-1638), Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula.
This world map is one of the most famous world map there is. An original of this re-reprint is viewable at the National French Library. Originally published between 1630 and 1640, it was made by Blaeu in Amsterdam.
This map is signed signed: Guilj. Blaeuw (Willem Blaeu) and is dedicated to the very wealthy Amsterdam merchant Cornelis Pietersz Hooft (1547-1626).
Willem Blaeu published this wall map of the world on Mercator’s projection and this map remained in atlases published by the Blaeu family for many years before eventually being replaced by a new world map made by Joan Blaeu for his Atlas Major (1662-64).
The use of Mercator’s projection had Blaeu display the north and south hemispheres, separately, at the bottom of the map.
The centre of North America is covered by a cartouche with Latin text that says: ‘America. First discovered in A.D. 1492 by Christopher Colombus in the name of the king of Castille and given the name by Amerigo Vespucci in 1499’. The area to the east of Novaya Zemlya reads: ‘Novaya Zemlya. Discovered in 1596 by Willem Barentszoon from Amsterdam in the name of the States General of the Netherlands’.
If you prefer a coloured version of Blaeu’s world map, then please take a look at our coloured Nova Totius Terrarum map page.
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- High quality resolution for the best legibility.
- Printed on heavyweight 200g Archival paper.
- Archival giclée printing method, using real pigments for a beautiful and natural result.
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