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Scope/Content: Maps from the first volume, "Europa--Germania--Germania Inferior", of Willem Janszoon and Joan Blaeu's Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus, published in 1645. This work is considered the Blaeus' crowning achievement in the field of cartography. The atlas contains extensive text, but only the map pages have been digitized for this project. Technique: Maps and title page are hand colored. Date Note: From Vol. 1 of 4 v. atlas issued in 1645. Biography/History: This Latin edition of Willem Janszoon and Joan Blaeu's Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive, Atlas novus was published in 4 volumes beginning in 1645. The first edition of this atlas was published in 1635 as a two volume set in German, Dutch, Latin, and French. By 1662 the atlas had grown to 11 or 12 volumes depending on the edition and the inclusion of a sea-atlas. At this point in time the atlas became known as the Atlas maior. This work is considered the Blaeus' crowning achievement in the field of cartography. The UCLA Library owns the first volume of the set, "Europa-Germania-Germania Inferior". The volume was given to the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies as part of a donation from the Margaret W. Romani Estate, and the Center offered the Atlas to the UCLA Library. The atlas contains extensive text, but only the map pages were scanned for this project. Scanning was funded by the Henry J. Bruman Educational Foundation. This copy of the atlas lacks the following maps (based on the Table of Contents): Orbis Terrarum. Europa. Norvegiæ descriptio. Lithuania Magnus ducatus. Borysthenes fluvius. Hassia Landgraviatus. Francofurtense territorium. Danubius, & in illum defluentes fluvii. Dunkercka. Geldria ducatus. Hollandia comitatus. Zeelandia comitatus. Frisia Occidentalis. : Individual pages from the Library's Blaeu Atlas were scanned by Blair Graphics (http://www.blairgfx.com/) between July and November 2000 with a Tangent Imaging System Digital Composite Color Scanner (model CCS500-44SF) using Tangent's Reproworks 3.0 software. Images were scanned at 500 dpi in Lab color mode and color corrected by Blair staff using Adobe Photoshop 5.0 and Blair Graphics' color profiles. Files were saved in uncompressed TIFF format. : Map titles and place names were translated into English by Scott Martin, with assistance and advice from Paul Naiditch and Cynthia Chamberlin. Scope/Content: [pt. 1] Europae Septentrionalia & Orientalia-- [pt. 2] Germania-- [pt. 3] Germania Inferior.