Blaeu's world map, Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula, incorporating the discoveries of Abel Tasman, was published in 1648. This map was revolutionary in that it depicts the solar system according to the heliocentric theories of Nicolaus Copernicus, which show the earth revolving around the sun....
Although Copernicus's groundbreaking book On the Revolutions of the Spheres had been first printed in 1543, just over a century earlier, Blaeu was the first mapmaker to incorporate this revolutionary heliocentric theory into a map of the world. Blaeu's map was copied for the map of the world set into the pavement of the Groote Burger-Zaal of the new Amsterdam Town Hall, designed by the Dutch architect Jacob van Campen (now the Amsterdam Royal Palace), in 1655. Around 1649 Joan Blaeu published a collection of Dutch city maps named Toonneel der Steeden (Views of Cities). In 1651 he was voted into the Amsterdam council.In 1654 Joan published the first atlas of Scotland, devised by Timothy Pont. In 1662 he reissued the Atlas Novus, also known as Atlas Maior, in 11 volumes, and one for oceans. A cosmology was planned as their next project, but a fire destroyed the studio completely in 1672. Joan Blaeu died in Amsterdam the following year. The price being asked for other copies of this map can be seen here. Prices that maps by Joan Bleau achieve can be seen here. The map is in good condition with toning of the paper two thirds of the way up the central fold from what looks like tape either previously, or still, applied to the back. There is also some slight toning on the right hand edge.
The frame is a very fine mid 20th century frame by Aitken and Dott of Edinburgh, black with gilt on the inner edge. It has only minor signs of wear. Image 55.5 x 38.5 cm.
Framed size 70 x 54 cm. The item "Joan Blaeu Original 1654 Map Lothian and Linlitquo Edinburgh Linlithgow" is in sale since Friday, August 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "davidm2660" and is located in Alloa. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.