Map Hungaria Hungary Europe Blaeu 1645 #2379629

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Map Hungaria Hungary Europe Blaeu 1645 #2379629
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Map-Maker: BLAEU
Title: Hungaria Regnum
Date: 1645
Source: From Atlas Novus.
Size: 40 x 51 cm. (15½ x 20 in.) [HxW]
Region: Europe: Hungary

This antique original map is an excellent example of the exacting and pioneer cartographic skills of Blaeu. This is one of the earlier representations of the Hungarian region of Europe dating from 1645. This map would make a superb and valuable addition to any collection as maps of this age, and particularly maps by Blaeu are considered very desirable by serious collectors.

At the beginning of the seventeenth century Amsterdam was becoming one of the wealthiest trading cities in Europe, the base of the Dutch East India Company and a center of banking and the diamond trade, its people noted for their intellectual skills and splendid craftsmanship. At this propitious time in the history of the Northern Provinces, Willem Janszoon Blaeu, who was born at Alkmaar in 1571 and trained in astronomy and the sciences by Tycho Brahe, the celebrated Danish astronomer, founded a business in Amsterdam in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. It was not long before the business expanded, publishing maps, topographical works and books of sea charts as well as constructing globes. His most notable early work was a map of Holland (1604), a fine World Map (1605-06) and Het Licht der Zeevaerdt (The Light of Navigation), a marine atlas, which went through many editions in different languages and under a variety of titles. At the same time Blaeu was planning a ...
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