Antique World Map 1635 by Historic Urban Plans
Willem Janzoon Blaeu's stunningly beautiful map combines cartographic accuracy with imaginative decoration. Three cartou-ches and two polar insets appear in the body of the map along with ships and sea monsters. Border panels depict the four elements, the seven known planets, the four seasons, and the seven wonders of the world. The coloring is superb, and the engraving is precise and elegant.