Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Blaeu was an important cartographer and publisher in Amsterdam and owner of a printing shop. He made country maps and world globes, as well as printing authors.

Refered to as “Bleaw” by John Evelyn and “Blaeuw” by Austin Dobson.

From a footnote by Austin Dobson:

William Jansen Blaeuw, 1571-1638, geographer, printer, and friend of Tycho Brahe. His Tkeatrum Mundi, 1663-71, was published by his son John (d. 1680).

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Further reading


  • Wikipedia for background.
  • Portrait from Archeonaut.