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Last NameBlaeu / Blaeuw    
Given NameWillem Janszoon     
alt. NamesW. J. B. ; Wilhelm J. / Guilielmus Janssonius Caesius / Guiljelmus Blaeuw / Willem Jansz / Willems Jans Zoon, Guilielmus / G. Blaeu ;     
Marriage    
Childrencartographer->Joan Blaeu (1596-1673)    
Year born1571 in Alkmaar    
Year died1638    
Place of deathAmsterdam    
Father's occupation    
Relatives    
Educationin astronomy and cartography at Tycho Brahe's observatory 1594-96 ;     
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forAtlas Maior and various other Atlas publications ; Het Licht der Zee-vaert (Amsterdam 1608) ; map "Asia" (Amsterdam 1635) ;    
Patronage    
CollaboratorsWillebrord van Roijen Snell (Snellius) ; Adriaan Metius ; Gerhard Johannes Vossius ; Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft ;    
Techniquescartographical drawing and 3D globe making, copper engraving, handcoloring ; astrolabs & tellurium    
Sample(s)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Maps_by_Willem_and_Johannes_Blaeu?uselang=de    
Archival sourceshttp://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-37297 ; http://archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de/eb/2010/0007/ ; www.jpmaps.co.uk/maps/blaeu    
Published sourcesMokre 2005: 18 & 63 ; Kury 2014: 20-1 ; http://galileo.rice.edu/Catalog/NewFiles/blaeu.html ; http://gso.gbv.de/DB=1.28/REL?PPN=004294416&RELTYPE=TT&COOKIE=U999,K999,D1.28,E7a2a73ae-cd1,I0,B ; L. Mackensen: Erste Sternwarte Europas (Munich 1982: 99f., 112f. & 1545) ; Grees 2002: 30 ; Walter 1994: plate 25 ;    
otherSince 1630 active in Amsterdam, mostly as map and globe maker; their worskhop was dissolved after a large burn in 1672.    
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