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Last NameBlaeu / Blaeuw    
Given NameJoan    
alt. NamesJ. B. ; G. / Giovanni / I. / Ioan / Ioannes / J. / Janus / Jean / Johann / Johannes Bleau / Blaeuw / Latin: Ioanne Blaev / Lodocus Calcovius ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1596 in Alkmaar, Netherlands    
Year died1673    
Place of deathAmsterdam    
Father's occupationcartographer and map-printer ->Willem Janszoon Blaeu, a pupil of Tycho Brahe    
Relativesbrother Cornelis    
Education    
Country of ActivityNetherlands    
Worked forTheatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus (1636) ; Nova et Accuratissima Terrarum Orbis Tabula (1648) ; Toonneel der Steeden (Views of Cities 1649) ; Atlas Major (1662 in 11 vols.) ;    
Patronageofficial cartographer of the Dutch East India Company ;    
CollaboratorsWillem Janszoon Blaeu (father) ; Cornelis Blaeu (brother) ; Scottish topographer & cartographer ->Timothy Pont (c. 1565-1614) on the first detailed map of Scotland ; ->Robert Gordon ;    
Techniquesnatural, cartographical, and topographical copper engraving ; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Blaeu ; www.aradergalleries.com/works.php?id=142&wks=202 ; www.swaen.com/os/zoom/12342/    
Archival sourceswww.jpmaps.co.uk/maps/blaeu ;    
Published sourcesMokre 2005: 18 ; C. J. Schüler: Geschichte der Kartographie (2010) ; Die kartographierte Stadt (Paris 2011: 122-125) ; Krogt, van der, C. J. Peter: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici II: The Folio Atlases publised by Willem Jansz. Blaeu & J. B. (Houten 2000) ; J. C. Stone: Preparation of 17th c. atlas, in: Cartographic Journal 39 (1993): 3-12 ;    
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