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English: Illustrated coloured title page from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas Novus in quo Tabulæ et Descriptiones Omnium Regionum, Editæ a Guiljel: et Ioanne Blaeu (Theater of the World, or a New Atlas of Maps and Representations of All Regions, Edited by Willem and Joan Blaeu.)
Hebrew text on title page (Tetragrammaton, "Adonai", protection by God). Two female and two male figures in the sky. One laughing female figure with four breasts spouting milk, man with lyre, man seated in flames. Cartographers with pairs of compasses on globes, constellations on globes. Meridian globe. Zodiac. Two women with overflowing vat and fruits. Personifications of four world races: Asian/Jewish? with thurible, European, Indian (plumed hat, arrows and bow) and African (spear). Man with parasol riding a crocodile, woman with bow and arrows and a wolf. Camel, elephant, open book on the floor.
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Source University of California
Author Willem and Johannes Blaeu
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Page de titre de l'atlas Blaeu de 1649
1649 Atlas

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