Skip to product information
1 of 9

Royale Maps

Blaeu World Map - Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum 18x24"

Blaeu World Map - Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum 18x24"

Antique map re-print.

Regular price $135.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $135.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Free Shipping.


Map re-print of Joan Blaeu's ornate new World Map: Nova et accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula ("New and most accurate map of the whole world") first published in the first volume of his eleven-volume Atlas Maior, published in Amsterdam in 1662.

This is more than just a world map, it is a poetic representation of Earth's place in the cosmos and in time.

Historians believe that Blaeu derived the geographical content used here from earlier maps, including the famous world maps by Nicolaas Visscher.

This style of hemisphere projection was very popular in the 17th century because it clearly illustrated Earth's sphericity but also because it allowed for plenty of room in the margins for decorative elements and illustrations.

In the upper margin, Blaeu depicted allegorical representations of the planets. At the center is Apollo, the Sun god next to which are Mercury and Venus; the map represents Earth itself with the Moon as a cherub. The king of the gods, Jupiter is wearing a crown, to the left and on the opposite side of the world map are the gods Mars and Saturn.

At the bottom of the map, much like Goos's world map, we find the four seasons which link to Earth's temporality and annual orbit around the sun.
View full details
  • Box Framed Canvas:

    • Framed size add 2" to the overall size of the print.
    • Framed with a 2.4" thick FSC wood frame and giclée printed on extra fine canvas for impeccable detail.
    • Carefully protected and shipped in a secure box.
    • Back string and hardware not included.
  • "Print Alone" Option:

    • Printed on 200 gsm heavyweight archival museum etching paper.
    • Giclée printed with natural pigments for vibrancy.
    • Shipped rolled in a tube.
  • Your guarantees:

    • High quality resolution for the best legibility.
    • True reproduction that is high resolution and true to the original map's colors.
    • Free shipping & packing.
    • No added taxes.

    On all your orders


    For safe & secure transit


    Original British Cartography