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BLAEU WALL MAP, WILLIAM JANSZON Blaeu the founder of the great map publishing.

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Seller: hbbags714 (3,816) 99.1%, Location: Huntington Beach, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123017267862 Blaeu World Map beautiful piece to hang on the wall. NOVA TOTIVS TERRAFORM SIVE NOVI ORBIS TABVLA.Map measures approximately 4 ft x 6 ft Framed 23 width" x 19" heightWeighs approximately 5 lb ready to hang on the wall."William Janszon Blaeu, the founder of the great map publishing house of Blaeu was one of the first men in the world to produce maps showing the two hemispheres (approximately A.D. 1605) apart from maps and atlases of normal size, The publishing house also issued very large wall maps which today are practically nonexistent; because they were usually pinned two walls and in due course rotted away or were destroyed. Fortunately Johannes Blaeu, the son of the founder combine some of these maps into enormous atlases between the years 1647 and 1658. One is in the British Museum and the other in Berlin and they are known as the largest books in the world. The British Museum's atlas has rollers on its underside to enable it to be moved. Condition: Excellent almost new., Condition: Used, Original/Reproduction: Vintage Reproduction, Format: Wall Map, Type: World Atlas, Year: 1605, Date Range: 1600-1699

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