Nova totius terrarum orbis...
Amsterdam, Blaeu 1606 (1621, 1630 and later)
(Schilder: Monumenta VI, map 1-4)
Copper plate engraving
Engraver Joshua van der Ende
Verso: German text
In contemporary color
Old folds parallel to the center fold straightened out. No restaurations.
Worldmap, planisphere on Mercators projection, surrounded by illustrations. Carte a Figures. This map is iconic and an example of the best of Dutch map making. Originally engraved in 1606 our example is the fourth state. The map opens all Blaeu world atlases from 1534 to 1662 when his son Johan replaced it with an updated, double hemisphere world map.