Sign In to see pricing information


  House of Blaeu  

House of Blaeu

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) founded one of history's greatest cartographic publishing firms in 1599. Using skills learned from the celebrated Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam as a globe and scientific instrument maker. He soon expanded the business to include map, chart and book publishing.

Blaeu's World By 1608, he had already published a fine world map and a popular marine atlas. He then began planning a major atlas intended to include the most up-to-date maps of the entire world. Progress was extremely slow and although he spent the rest of his life
The rest of this article is available to subscribers only.

Subscribe now and have access to the full article.   Plus you'll benefit
from the best antique map price guide available anywhere!

Subscribe Now!

Subscription Rates

Home | Information | Search | Subscription Rates | Subscribe | Renew | Contact Us | Institutional Logon | Site Map © 1999 - 2019 Old Maps, LLC. All rights reserved., the logo and AMPR are service marks or registered service marks of Old Maps, LLC.