Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571, Uitgeest or Alkmaar – Oct 21, 1638, Amsterdam), also abbreviated to Willem Jansz. Jeremias Falck (also Jeremiah Falck in English Jeremiasz Falck in Polish (born possibly 1619/1620 either in Uitgeest is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. For the place with the same name in Commewijne District of Suriname, see Alkmaar (Suriname. Events 1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west Blaeu, was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands An atlas is a collection of Maps typically of Earth or a region of Earth but there are atlases of the other planets (and their satellites in the solar system
As the son of a well-to-do herring salesman, he was predestined to succeed his father in the trade, but his interests lay more in Mathematics and Astronomy. Herring are small Oily fish of the genus Clupea found in the shallow temperate waters of the North Atlantic, the Baltic Sea, the North Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and Astronomy (from the Greek words astron (ἄστρον "star" and nomos (νόμος "law" is the scientific study Between 1594 and 1596 as a student of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe he qualified as an instrument and globe maker. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Historically Astronomy was more concerned with the classification and description of phenomena in the sky while Astrophysics attempted to explain these phenomena Tycho Brahe, born Tyge Ottesen Brahe ( December 14 1546 &ndash October 24 1601) was a Danish nobleman A globe is a three- Dimensional scale model of Earth ( terrestrial globe) or other spheroid celestial body such as a planet star or moon
Once he returned to the Netherlands, he made country maps and world globes, and as he possessed his own printing works, he was able to regularly produce country maps in an atlas format, some of which appeared in the Atlas Novus published in 1635. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands The Atlas Maior (or Atlas Novus, as earlier editions were called is a comprehensive world Atlas, conceived by Willem Blaeu but In 1633 he was appointed map-maker of the Dutch East India Company. The Dutch East India Company ( Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC in old-spelling Dutch, literally "United East Indian
He was also an editor and published the works of Willebrord Snell, Metius, Gerhard Johann Vossius and the historian and poet Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft. “Snellius” redirects here For the lunar crater named Snellius see Snellius (crater. For the crater see Metius (crater. For Jacob Metius see Jacob Metius. Gerhard Johann Vossius ( Voss) ( 1577 - March 19, 1649) Dutch classical scholar and theologian, was the son of Johannes Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft ( March 16, 1581 - May 21, 1647) was a Dutch Historian, Poet and Playwright
He had two sons, Johannes and Cornelis Blaeu, who continued their father's mapmaking and publishing business after his death in 1638. Joan Blaeu ( September 23, 1596 &ndash May 28, 1673) was a Dutch Cartographer. Prints of the family's works are still sold today. Original maps are rare collector items.