[Atlas Maior - Volume 1] Geographia, Quae Est Cosmographiae Blauianae Pars Prima: Qua Orbis Terrae Tabulis Ante Oculos Ponitur, et Descriptionibus Illustratur


Date: 1665



First of 11-volume Latin edition. Covers Arctic, Norway and Denmark. The first complete edition of Blaeu's atlas, in 11 v. appeared in 1662. A second edition of the first volume appeared in 1665, all other volume of the set being dated 1662. Subsequently published in French, Dutch, German, and Spanish.

Dedicated to Emperor Leopold I of Austria.

Maps have text on verso. 47 maps and 5 plans.

Hand-colored engraved title page; printer's device of mapmaker and printer, William Blaeu (1571-1638), features an armillary sphere, flanked by Father Time and Hercules, with the Latin motto, Indefenssus Agenda (Indefatigable Agenda) on letterpress title page.

Head-and tail-pieces; initials; text printed in two columns; printed marginalia.

Includes Index.

1 atlas : illustrations (some color), color maps and plans (some folded) ; 54 cm (fol.)


European Americana, entry 662/13

Bibliotheca Americana: catalogue of the John Carter Brown Library in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, pre-1675, vol. 3, p. 69-70

Phillips, P.L. List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, vol. 3, entry 3430

Koeman, C. Atlantes neerlandici, vol. I, Bl. 56

Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, entry 5714

Shirley, Mapping of the world, entry 428

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Publisher: Amstelaedami, : Labore & sumptibus Ioannis Blaeu, MDCLXV. [1665]




University of Virginia


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Date Added: 2019-05-22

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