Atlas Maior

The Atlas Maior is the final version of Joan Blaeu's atlas, published in Amsterdam between 1662 and 1672, in Latin (11 volumes), French (12 volumes), Dutch (9 volumes), German (10 volumes) and Spanish (10 volumes), containing 594 maps and around 3000 pages of text. It was the largest and most expensive book published in the seventeenth century. Earlier, much smaller versions, titled Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas Novus, were published form 1634 onwards.

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... Afterwards, he published an Atlantis Appendix to Mercator's atlas in 1630, containing 60 maps, but no text ... Amsterdam newspaper that they would publish their own full atlas in 1634 ... Their first atlas was completed in 1635 and appeared in four different versions Novus Atlas (German edition, 208 maps in two volumes), Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive ...

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