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5.0 out of 5 stars A tiny complaint but still .............. 5 stars
I was amongst those who raved about the one volume larger format edition of this same atlas, the fascimile of an 11 volume atlas encompassing the whole known world as seen by Johan Blaeu in 1665.

As I said of that tome, if you like travel, history and maps this is for you. If you like Michelin and Ordnance Survey but would like to know about Mercator and Speed,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a facsimile
Beware: although the quality of the reproduction is splendid, this is not a facsimile in the ordinary sense of the word. Only about 80% of the maps are reproduced as double-page spreads; the other maps are reproduced occupying half a page each, which renders them illegible. What irritates more is that this is not a means of economising on the number of pages in the book:...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tiny complaint but still .............. 5 stars, 26 Mar 2007
This review is from: Atlas Maior of 1665: Anglia,Scotia et Hibernia (Hardcover)
I was amongst those who raved about the one volume larger format edition of this same atlas, the fascimile of an 11 volume atlas encompassing the whole known world as seen by Johan Blaeu in 1665.

As I said of that tome, if you like travel, history and maps this is for you. If you like Michelin and Ordnance Survey but would like to know about Mercator and Speed, this is for you.

That one volume edition monumental though it was, was obviously a taster for the various separate editions of which this is one. If you are a completist you may therefore be a tiny bit annoyed at the folks at Taschen, the publishers. Why fork out for a one volume incomplete edition if you can have all those separate atlases to salivate over?

Looking at this volume though, your annoyance will vanish quickly. Yes, some of the introductory material is identical to that in the one volume edition and will be identical to material in other volumes, but look at that colour, look at those details and consider what a ridiculously low price Taschen is charging for this.

I'll probaly end up buying all those separate volumes one after another!

Thank you Mr. van de Krogt and Thank you Taschen Verlag for giving us so much pleasure.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a facsimile, 15 Sep 2009
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R. Simons (Bedfordshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Atlas Maior of 1665: Anglia,Scotia et Hibernia (Hardcover)
Beware: although the quality of the reproduction is splendid, this is not a facsimile in the ordinary sense of the word. Only about 80% of the maps are reproduced as double-page spreads; the other maps are reproduced occupying half a page each, which renders them illegible. What irritates more is that this is not a means of economising on the number of pages in the book: these half-page maps are complemented by enlargements of parts of a map, very often of just those maps which are reproduced as half-pages. This idiosyncratic approach substantially reduces the value of this work.

Note also (an obvious point) that the pages, although large, are only about two-thirds of the linear dimensions of the original.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding publication., 11 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Atlas Maior of 1665: Anglia,Scotia et Hibernia (Hardcover)
Outstanding publication at an unbelievable price.
Recommended without reservation.
Beautiful maps and interesting and informative descriptions,,two volumes well packaged. in a strong case.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How can this be done?, 27 Feb 2010
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Mrs. Brenda J. Welch (Staffordshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Atlas Maior of 1665: Anglia,Scotia et Hibernia (Hardcover)
JOHAN BLAEU 1596-1673: A sine qua non for all those who like antique maps but whose pockets are too shallow to afford the real thing. For a ridiculously low price you get 2 hardback volumes in a slip case measuring 15.3" x 10.2" and with a total weight of over 9.5lbs. The print quality is superb and you need a x10 binocular microscope to be aware of the dots in the colour printing; even then the place names remain solid. The volumes are folded, stitched folios so they won't fall apart with the heavy use such a masterpiece will invariably get. Written in English, French & German, a knowledge of elementary Latin will be helpful in getting full enjoyment from these maps. Otherwise everything was breath-taking and the paper quality and colour stunning. It is reassuring that there is at least one publishing house left which knows exactly what it is about and is still presumably making a healthy profit. Moans: Hardly anything for the price. One map of the world in the introduction is too small to magnify up but was probably placed there as a pictorial example and not for study. Major Moan: I think every English county map got a 2-page spread except for Staffordshire which was relegated to half a page. I just happen to live in that county! But beggars can never be choosers. Thus Anglia, Scotia et Hibernia has to be a must for all Blaue fans who need cheering up.
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