Atlas Maior - Hispania, Portugallia, America Et Africa (Joan Blaeu Atlas Maior of 1665) (Spanish Edition)
Atlas Maior - Hispania, Portugallia, America Et Africa (Joan Blaeu Atlas Maior of 1665) (Spanish Edition) by Brand: Taschen at Dream Africa H. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Maps of Spain, Portugal, Africa and America from Joan Blaeu's exquisite world atlas of 1665 The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan
Maps of Spain, Portugal, Africa and America from Joan Blaeu's exquisite world atlas of 1665 The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Maior, completed in 1665. The original eleven-volume Latin edition, containing 594 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Joanes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Blaeu to produce a grandiose edition of the largest and most complete atlas to date. Covering Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, Blaeu's Atlas Maior was a remarkable achievement and remains to this day one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. This reprint, including all 28 maps of Spain and Portugal, 13 maps of Africa and 23 of America, is made from the National Library of Vienna's colored, gold-heightened copy, thus assuring the best possible detail and quality. Alongside original quotes from Joan Blaeu relating to the individual maps, the new text by Peter van der Krogt explains the historical and cultural associations and introduces the reader into the fascinating world of early modern cartography. The text is in Spanish, English and Portuguese. The author: Peter van der Krogt, the leading expert in the field of Dutch atlases, is a collaborator on the Explokart Research Program for the History of Cartography at the University of Utrecht's Faculty of Geosciences. Since 1990 he has been working on Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, the carto-bibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands. His second project is the compilation, in co-operation with the Nijmegen University, of an illustrated and annotated catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, the most important multi-volume atlas preserved in the Austrian NationalLibrary, which was added to Unesco's ?Memory of the World? register in 2004.
|Item Weight:||4.8 pounds|
|Item Size:||1 x 15.5 x 15.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||4.85 pounds|
|Package Size:||10.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Brand: Taschen, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Brooklands Books
mpn: 100ill., ean: 9781855202856, isbn: 1855202859,
Will equip Land Rover owners with the practical know-how to make the most of the vehicle's capacity for hard work in hostile conditions. Covers selection and purchase....
By Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ean: 9780887403408, isbn: 0887403409,
In this new book, Janusz Piekalkiewicz chronicles the British Secret Inteligence Service (SIS) and the ""Ultra"" secret, and its effect on the campaign in North Africa during the Secon World War. On the German side, Rommel also knew the use of interc...
By Brand: World Bank Publications
ean: 9780821384558, isbn: 0821384554,
Africa’s chronic power problems have escalated in recent years into a crisis affecting 30 countries, taking a heavy toll on economic growth and productivity. The region has inadequate generation capacity, limited electrification, low power consumpt...
By Cambridge University Press
ean: 9781107199170, isbn: 1107199174,
The problem of environmental degradation on the African continent is a severe one. In this book, Cajetan Iheka analyses how African literary texts have engaged with pressing ecological problems in Africa, including the Niger Delta oil pollution in Ni...
By Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
ean: 9781626376243, isbn: 1626376247,
Amid an array of shifting national, regional, and global forces, how have African insurgents managed to adapt and survive? And what differences and similarities can be found, both among the continent's diverse rebellions and guerilla movements and be...
By Brand: Africa World Pr
ean: 9780865430037, isbn: 0865430039,
This book provides, for the first time, a detailed analysis of the role of big business in Africa's agriculture. It exposes the past and present activities of foreign companies in the diversion of much of Africa's food potential to the cash crop dema...
By Brand: world bank publications
ean: 9780821379523, isbn: 0821379526,
Value chain–based approaches offer tremendous scope for market-based improvements in production, productivity, rural economy diversification, and household incomes, but are often covered by literature that is too conceptual or heavily focused on an...
By Independently published
ean: 9781520119014, isbn: 1520119011,
An amusing and politically incorrect look at aviation on the Dark Continent. Charter flying for the Safari industry sees some very interesting people and not all of them act rationally. From time to time there is some strange behavior, some of it fun...
ean: 9781138365957, isbn: 1138365955,
Regional security institutions play a significant role in shaping the behavior of existing and rising regional powers by nurturing security norms and rules, monitoring state activities, and sometimes imposing sanctions, thereby formulating the config...
By Brand: Springer
mpn: 40 black & white tables, biography, ean: 9783540207719, isbn: 3540207716,
This volume presents the latest research related to the current water situation, as well as its significance for the peaceful coexistence of the neighbouring countries. The book focuses on crucial topics: water resources, water protection, water mana...