BLAEU, Willem Jansz (1571–1638) and Joan (1596–1673)

   Father and son, cartographers and publishers in Amsterdam. The publishing house of Blaeu—once the greatest in the world—became famous because of its beautifully executed and printed maps and at lases in which it informed the readers about new geographic discov eries (e.g., Theatrum orbis terrarum, 1634–1635). Joan Blaeu’s Atlas maior was republished in 2005.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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