30.5 x 26.5. Triple Matted Framed, ready to hang. 20.5 x 16.5 Unframed. 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 AD 1605).
Apart from maps and atlases of normal size, the publishing house also issued very large wall maps which today are practically non-existent; because they are usually pinned to walls and in due course right away or were destroyed. Fortunately, Johannes Blaeu, the son of the founder combined some of these maps into two 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 had rollers on its underside to enable it to move. This map, taken from the original size 4ft 6in x 3ft 6in, is signed by the founder of the Blaeu House in the form of a dedication addressed to the Papal Ambassador in Venice.
Out was probably a gift and almost certainly for a mercenary reason. It appears to have been given in 1665 at which time the founder had already been dead for twenty-seven years, so it is believed that his son Johannes copied his handwriting. The map is enriched with a border of eleven portraits across the top. Pope Innocent XIth is in the.
While the horsemen depict all the reigning monarchs of the day including Charles II of Spain, Johannes III of Poland, Louis XIV of France and the Sultan of Turkey, with whom the West was, at the time, at war. It is believed that the border was painted in Venice but it is not known whether the Blaeu family or that the Papal Ambassador was responsible.
This particular map is a unique example of Blaeu and considered the finest in existence. The item "Vintage Teal & Gold Foiled Blaeu Wall Map of New World 30x26 TripleMatted Framed" is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Map & Globe Reproductions".
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