This documentary takes a look at the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem – one of the largest and greatest atlases ever assembled. Created by Willem Blaeu and his son Joan in 17th century Amsterdam, the atlas contains nearly 600 maps charting the world. It was published in different languages – Latin, German, French, Spanish and Dutch.
This documentary also shows how publishers created a facsimile of the historical eight-volume Atlas in the Austrian National Library.
Here are some images created by the Willem and Joan Blaeu:
To learn more about the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem and its facsimile, please visit http://www.blaeuvanderhem.com/