New and Accurate Picture of All Brazil / Johann Blaev I.F.


This map of Brazil is the work of Joan Blaeu (1596-1673), one of the most important Dutch cartographers. Originally trained as a lawyer, Blaeu joined the Amsterdam business of his father, the cartographer Willem Blaeu (1571-1638). With his father and brother Cornelis (died 1648), Joan Blaeu published the Atlas Novus (New atlas), an 11-volume work consisting of 594 maps. Joan Blaeu later became the official cartographer of the Dutch East India Company. During the 1600s, the Netherlands became a major naval and commercial power, and its maps reflected its seafaring and commercial prowess. Most Dutch maps of the period are the work of family businesses.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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Nova et accurata Brasiliae totius tabula / Ioanne Blaev I.F.

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1 colored map ; 50 x 58 centimeters

Last updated: September 18, 2015