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| From: Peter van der Krogt
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004
Subject: [MapHist] Blaeu's map of Persia
In 1634 Willem Blaeu included a map of Persia in his atlas, titled PERSIA Sive SOPHORVM REGNVM.
1. A dedication to Diederick Tholincx - "D. THEODORO THOLING" - by Willem Blaeu. Coat of arms with three crosses. (Up to ca. 1645).
In Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici (volume II, p. 592, map no. 8200:2.3) a state 3a is mentioned with the dedication to Van Hoorn, but still with a blank field for the coat of arms. Since I know the compiler of this new edition of the Atlantes Neerlandici :-) I know he cannot find in his notes in which collection he found this variant ("proof") state.
My question to all map curators, collectors and dealers is: please check your Atlas Maior (Latin volume 10, the 7th map; or 11th volume of the French edition, also the 7th map) or your separate maps and see if you have the map in this variant state: thus
Please let me know if you have such a map.
Thanks in advance
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