Sinopsis de Atlas maior. hispania, portugallia, africa et america. ediz. inglese, spagnola e portoghese: hispania, portugallia, america et africa
This work contains maps of Spain, Portugal, Africa and America from Joan Blaeu’s exquisite world atlas of mil seiscientos sesenta y cinco. “The Atlas Maior”, the cartographical masterpiece of the Baroque period, was brought out between mil seiscientos sesenta y dos and mil seiscientos sesenta y cinco by the Amsterdam publisher Joan Blaeu, one of Holland’s leading cartographers. Originally appearing in Latin, the atlas comprised quinientos noventa y cuatro maps in once volumes, which depicted the whole of the world as known to early modern Europe. It was the largest and most expensive book published during the 17th century. For more than cien years, it remained the definitive atlas of the world, and today is among the most sought-after and valuable antiquarian rarities. This reprinted edition in six volumes is based on the hand-colored, gold-heightened copy in the “Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek” in Vienna, thus ensuring the best possible detail and quality. Alongside Joan Blaeu’s original commentaries on the individual maps, a new text by Peter van der Krogt explains the historical and cultural associations and introduces the reader to the fascinating world of early modern cartography. This volume features all veintiocho maps of Spain and Portugal, trece maps of Africa and veintitres maps of America and the text is in Spanish, English, and Portuguese.