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Title Page Theatrum 1645

There were two Dutch cartographers named Blaeu:

Willem Blaeu  (1571–1638) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q520327
Willem Blaeu
Alternative names Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Willem Jansz Blaeu, Guilielmus Janssonius, Willems Jans Zoon, Guilielmus or G. Blaeu
Description Dutch cartographer, publisher and writer
Date of birth/death 1571 18 October 1638
Location of birth/death Uitgeest Amsterdam
Work location Amsterdam
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creator QS:P170,Q520327
Joan Blaeu  (1596–1673) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q379677
Joan Blaeu
Alternative names Johannes Blaeu; John Wiliamson Blaeu; Johannes Willemszoon Blaeu
Description Dutch cartographer and publisher
Date of birth/death 23 September 1596 21 December 1673
Location of birth/death Alkmaar Amsterdam
Work location Amsterdam; Vienna
Authority control
creator QS:P170,Q379677

Similar to Abraham Ortelius' earlier Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, their atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas Novus was published 1635 in two volumes; in 1645 in four volumes; also named Atlas Maior in 1662 in 11 volumes, with ca. 600 maps and 3,000 pages of text in Latin.

The Toonneel der Steeden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden (Latin: Novum Ac Magnum Theatrum Urbium Belgicæ Liberæ ac Foederatæ) was published from 1649. At first in two different volumes. One of the liberated (latin: Liberæ) and one of the King's (Dutch: 's Konings) Netherlands.

An even larger project was planned but in 1672 a fire destroyed Joan Blaeu's studio. He died one year after this event.

Europae Septentrionalia & Orientalia, 1645[edit]

Germania, 1645[edit]

Germania Inferior, 1645[edit]

Toonneel der Steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden, 1649 - 1652[edit]

Toonneel der Steden van 's Konings Nederlanden, 1649 - 1651[edit]

Atlas of Scotland, 1654[edit]