by Joan Blaeu

Exclusive (no. 445 of 1.000) and complete facsimile in chest and with booklet


Atlas Maior – Le Grand Atlas

This exclusive and complete facsimile edition of the French Atlas Maior of 1663 was printed in 1967/1968 . This means that the recto of the maps is in French. This is a limited edition of only 1.000 numbered copies; this is ex. no. 445

12 volumes with 609 maps, the overall majority in b/w  (only few maps are coloured); with additional and loose carte-à-figures world map

Hardback in imitation parchment with golden and blue labels (some slightly age-toned)

Dimensions: 61 cm wide x 55 cm high x 35 cm deep

In very good condition, slightly used

Chest exclusively and originally made for this atlas

Complementary introduction in English by Prof. C. Koeman with 114 pages and an index of  12 pages

Condition rating: A+

Publisher: N.V. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Due to its volume and weight, the standard shipping prices (see right) do not apply:

  • Shipping costs EU: 550 euro
  • Shipping costs Worldwide: 1000 euro
Price (without VAT, possibly to be added): 4 000,00 (FYI +/- $4 440,00 / £3 560,00)
Unless otherwise specifically stated on this map page, we charge the following expedition costs in euro (unfortunatelly, gone up with Covid, but still too low in reality!): 
– Benelux: 40 euro
– Rest of Europe: 60 euro
– Rest of the World: 100 euro

In stock

Contents of the booklet (114 pages, in English, not French):

  • Preface with genealogy tree
  • Biography of Joan Blaeu
  • Printing house and cartographical institute
  • Origin and growth of Blaeu’s Atlas
  • The Atlas Maior
  • The cartographical contents of the Grand Atlas
  • The fire of 22 February of the Atlas Maior
  • Further history of the Atlas Maior
  • Appendix
  • Notes (12 pages)

28 illustrations

Related items