BLAEU, Joan.

Lot 32: The most prominent map from Blaeu's Toonneel der Steden (1649)

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

June 19, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: CARTOGRAPHY - BLAEU, Joan. Amstelodami Celeberrimi Hollandiae Emporii Delineatio Nova, 1649. Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1649. Finely engraved and 17th century hand-coloured map from Blaeu's 'Toonneel der Steden', with cartouches; under passe-partout. Folded once as issued, sm. tear (lower centre, fold) and one pinhole (lower left corner), minor staining, else good.
Dimensions: Image size 41 x 54 cm., passe-partout size 60 x 73 cm.
Artist or Maker: BLAEU, Joan.
One of the most famous and beautiful maps of Amsterdam in the Golden Age, showing the planned expansion of the city walls.
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